Definition of Quaalude in US English:

Quaalude

noun

  • another term for methaqualone
    • ‘But for a really sexy tranquilizer you got to try Quaaludes.’
    • ‘It makes Quaaludes look like Flintstones chewable vitamins.’
    • ‘People were doing these death drugs from harmless marijuana and LSD to heroin and PCP and Quaaludes.’
    • ‘Flipper had a Vietnam veteran guitarist and played tragically funny dirge music, hardcore punk on Quaaludes.’
    • ‘In college, pursuing the zombie lifestyle, he washes down a dozen Quaaludes with Jack Daniels.’

Origin

1960s: an invented name.

Pronunciation

Quaalude

/ˈkwāˌlo͞od/