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duds (n.)

c. 1300, dudde "cloak, mantle," later, in plural, "clothes," especially "ragged clothing" (1560s), of uncertain origin but probably from an unrecorded Old English word. Compare Old Norse duði, Low German dudel. Related: Duddery "place where rags are kept for sale" (1550s); dudman "scarecrow, man made of rags" (1670s); duddy "ragged, tattered" (1725).

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Definitions of duds

duds (n.)
informal terms for clothing;
Synonyms: togs / threads
From wordnet.princeton.edu