quaalude

noun
quaa·​lude | \ ˈkwā-ˌlüd How to pronounce quaalude (audio) \

Definition of quaalude

: a tablet or capsule of methaqualone

Examples of quaalude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The couple were discovered surrounded by what the police described as a commercial amount of cocaine, quaaludes and marijuana. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "In 1975, Alaska had a bragging contest. Here’s the story that won first prize," 3 May 2020 Stone took anything and everything over the course of his life: peyote, quaaludes, smack, Ritalin, Halcion, benzodiazepines. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "The Life of Robert Stone, Who Captured American Energies in Intense, Foreboding Novels," 9 Mar. 2020 Nearby, another plane, this one designed to simulate severe turbulence, was bobbing up and down like a bronco on quaaludes. BostonGlobe.com, "Under the radar: Behind the scenes on the world’s largest passenger jet - The Boston Globe," 24 Oct. 2019 By 13, Williams was drinking heavily and using speed, acid and quaaludes, according to legal documents. Washington Post, "Meet the five wrongly convicted men seeking millions of dollars from Maryland," 19 Sep. 2019 Recent roles — whether getting high on quaaludes or eating raw bison liver — haven’t felt so personal. David Canfield, EW.com, "The best movie performances of 2019," 16 Dec. 2019 Although old-guard quaaludes aren't among the substances screened, the device takes aim at the class of benzodiazepines most typically slipped into drinks today—including Valium, Xanax, and Rohypnol (or roofies). Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Now, There's a Date-Rape Drug Test that Screens Your Drink in Under a Minute," 8 Sep. 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 Although old-guard quaaludes aren't among the substances screened, the device takes aim at the class of benzodiazepines most typically slipped into drinks today—including Valium, Xanax, and Rohypnol (or roofies). Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Now, There's a Date-Rape Drug Test that Screens Your Drink in Under a Minute," 8 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of quaalude

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quaalude

from Quaalude, a trademark

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“Quaalude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quaalude. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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quaalude

noun
quaa·​lude | \ ˈkwā-ˌlüd How to pronounce quaalude (audio) \

Medical Definition of quaalude

: a tablet or capsule of methaqualone

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