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lud

noun
  1. lord (in the phrase my lud, m'lud): used when addressing a judge in court
interjection
  1. archaic an exclamation of dismay or surprise
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Examples from the Web for lud

Historical Examples

  • This to the man at the wheel; then to Kirkwood: "Wot's that, me lud?"

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "He's throwing himself on the mercy of the Court, me lud," said Jimmy.

    Actions and Reactions

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Not the same with the Lud of verse 22, but from its associations plainly in Africa.

  • Lud, brother to Cassibelan, again gave it his own name—Caer Lud.

  • No, my lud, I never urge objections when I can't enforce them.

    Hard Cash

    Charles Reade