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[lood] /lud/
noun, Slang.
Origin of lude
First recorded in 1975-80; by shortening Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Every now and again he scanned what could be seen of the winding road about the hill of lude.

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
  • Lood, loodh, lude; ashamed: 'he was lude of himself when he was found out.'

  • 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.

    Star of Mercia Blanche Devereux
  • 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
  • This Lamont harp was taken by a lady of that family from Argyleshire about 1460, on her marriage into the family of lude.

Word Origin and History for lude

slang shortening of quaalude, by 1973.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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lude in Medicine

lude (lōōd)
A pill or tablet that contains the drug methaqualone.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for lude



Quaalude2, a depressant drug; any methaqualone capsule or pill: Only this year ''ludes'' (Quaaludes or ''downs'') were the hot sellers/ Dropping the Last 'Lude (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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