Origin of lude
First recorded in 1975–80; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for ludes
There, he finds Azoff, also zonked out on ludes, and they get in a bizarre, drugged-out fight.
Belfort, zonked out on ludes, dry humps a stewardess during a flight to Geneva.
The road, cut out of the hillside, is very picturesque as far as Ludes.
In this poem, ludes and ledes are used indiscriminately, but most frequently in the sense of men, people.
Word Origin and History for ludes
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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