lude

noun
\ ˈlüd How to pronounce lude (audio) \

Definition of lude

: a pill of methaqualone usually used in plural

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

noun
\ ˈlüd How to pronounce lude (audio) \

Medical Definition of lude

: a pill of methaqualone usually used in plural

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