[luhd-ahyt] /ˈlʌd aɪt/
a member of any of various bands of workers in England (1811–16) organized to destroy manufacturing machinery, under the belief that its use diminished employment.
someone who is opposed or resistant to new technologies or technological change.
noun (English history)
any of the textile workers opposed to mechanization who rioted and organized machine-breaking between 1811 and 1816
any opponent of industrial change or innovation
of or relating to the Luddites
also luddite, 1811, from name taken by an organized band of weavers who destroyed machinery in Midlands and northern England 1811-16 for fear it would deprive them of work. Supposedly from Ned Ludd, a Leicestershire worker who in 1779 had done the same before through insanity (but that story first was told in 1847). Applied to modern rejecters of automation and technology from at least 1961. As an adjective from 1812.
[lood] /lud/ noun, Slang. 1. . n. slang shortening of quaalude, by 1973. lude (lōōd) n. A pill or tablet that contains the drug methaqualone. noun Quaalude2, a depressant drug; any methaqualone capsule or pill: Only this year ”ludes” (Quaaludes or ”downs”) were the hot sellers/ Dropping the Last ‘Lude (1960s+ Narcotics)
- Luded out
adjective phrase Intoxicated with depressants, esp Quaalude2: The folks who use it are usually too luded out or preoccupied (1960s+ Narcotics)
/ˈluːdərɪk/ noun 1. an estuarine and rock fish, Girella tricuspidata, of Australia, usually black or dark brown in colour: a kind of blackfish Also called black bream
[loo-der-its] /ˈlu dər ɪts/ noun 1. a seaport in SW Namibia: diamond-mining center. /German ˈlyːdərɪts/ noun 1. a port in Namibia: diamond-mining centre. Pop (admin. constituency): 13 276 (2001)