’lude

Definition

Slang

  • noun a Quaalude (pronounced ‘kway-lood’) tablet. A widely prescribed and misused Methaqualone (hypnotic sleeping pill), equivalent to the British Mandrax or mandie. The drug was taken, particularly in the 1970s, for its relaxing and disinhibiting effects and to mitigate the after- and side-effects of other drugs.
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