quaalude

noun
quaa·​lude | \ˈkwā-ˌlüd \

Definition of quaalude 

: a tablet or capsule of methaqualone

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Today should be the last day the discussion of quaaludes is had regarding these accusations against Mr. Cosby. Washington Post, "At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser," 19 Apr. 2018 After jurors heard Cosby's quaaludes testimony, the defense put Jackson on the stand. Michael R. Sisak, chicagotribune.com, "Bill Cosby's defense loses fifth bid for mistrial," 19 Apr. 2018 After jurors heard Cosby's quaaludes testimony, the defense put Jackson on the stand. Fox News, "Bill Cosby's legal team loses 5th bid for a mistrial," 19 Apr. 2018 The quaaludes testimony was introduced at Cosby's first trial. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Bill Cosby retrial, Day 7: His testimony about giving drugs to women is allowed, judge rules," 17 Apr. 2018 The quaalude testimony came from a deposition that was part of Constand’s civil suit against Cosby. Michael R. Sisak, BostonGlobe.com, "Judge hints he may not allow Cosby quaalude testimony," 30 Mar. 2018 The quaalude testimony came from a deposition that was part of Constand’s civil suit against Cosby. Washington Post, "Judge hints he may not allow Cosby quaalude testimony," 30 Mar. 2018 The prosecution's expert, Dr. Timothy Rohrig, testified that either Benadryl or quaaludes could have had some of the woozy effects Constand described. Jayme Deerwester, USA TODAY, "Bill Cosby retrial, Day 10: Testimony from Constand's friend brings second week to a close," 20 Apr. 2018 O’Neill still must decide on another motion that could also favor the defense: whether to exclude Cosby’s 2005-2006 deposition about giving women quaaludes. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Bill Cosby’s retrial may be the first real test of the power of #MeToo," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of quaalude

1966, in the meaning defined above

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from Quaalude, a trademark

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quaalude

noun
quaa·​lude | \ˈkwā-ˌlüd \

Medical Definition of quaalude 

: a tablet or capsule of methaqualone

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