Origin of lude
First recorded in 1975–80; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for lude
Every now and again he scanned what could be seen of the winding road about the hill of Lude.
Lood, loodh, lude; ashamed: 'he was lude of himself when he was found out.'English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
There is one that reminded me of the old English song—‘Sumer is i-kumen in—lude sing kuku.’The Spell of Switzerland
Nathan Haskell Dole
FitzOsbern had half-turned in his saddle and was surveying the rugged hill of Lude upon the other side of the ford.
The Comte du Lude then came forward with his customary 'sang-froid', and begged the exorcists to perform before him.Cinq Mars, Complete
Alfred de Vigny
Word Origin and History for lude
slang shortening of quaalude, by 1973.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A pill or tablet that contains the drug methaqualone.
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