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lude

[lood]
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noun Slang.
  1. Quaalude.
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Origin of lude

First recorded in 1975–80; by shortening
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lude

n.

slang shortening of quaalude, by 1973.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

ludes in Medicine

lude

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