\ ˈlüd How to pronounce lude (audio) \

Definition of lude

: a pill of methaqualone usually used in plural

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Recent Examples on the Web Ancient regulars, neighborhood relics, old-time alcoholics, male and female, sitting across from the new clientele of benny and lude users getting their groove on at the pool tables. Michelle Tea, Harper's magazine, "Stonewall at Fifty," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of lude

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lude

short for Quaalude, a proprietary name for methaqualone

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“Lude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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Medical Definition of lude

: a pill of methaqualone usually used in plural

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