lude

noun

: a pill of methaqualone
usually used in plural

Examples of lude in a Sentence

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, 22 June 2019

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Word History

Etymology

short for Quaalude, a proprietary name for methaqualone

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lude was in 1973

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Cite this Entry

“Lude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lude. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

lude

noun
: a pill of methaqualone
usually used in plural
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