Lude definition

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Lude is slang for a Quaalude, or a pill containing the sedative methaqualone.

An example of a lude is a pill sold under the brand name Mandrax.

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(obsolete) Sound, noise, clamor.

Þa hunten wenden æfter mid muchelen heora lude. "” Layamon's Brut.

Þa luden heo iherden of þan Rom-leoden. "” Layamon's Brut.

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A pill containing the drug methaqualone.
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A model of car.
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A quaalude.
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(slang) A methaqualone pill.
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A quaalude.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
lude
Plural:
ludes

Origin of lude

  • From Middle English lude (“noise, clamor, sound"), from Old English hlȳd (“noise, sound, tumult, disturbance, dissension"), from Proto-Germanic *hlÅ«dijō (“sound"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewe- (“to hear"). Cognate with Scots lood, luid (“sound, noise, tone, voice"), Dutch geluid (“sound"), German Laut (“sound"), Swedish ljud (“sound"), Icelandic hljóð (“sound").

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  • From Quaaludeâ„¢

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  • From Preludeâ„¢

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