from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A Middle English form of loud.
  • n. A Middle English form of lede.
  • n. A minced form of Lord, in petty oaths; also vulgarly in address: as, my lud.


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  • Then off goes a barker and off go the coves, and there's m'lud 'olding onto' is harm and swearing 'eavens' ard.

    The Amateur Gentleman

  • Except that once or twice he drew a face on blotting-paper and smeared it over, he remained normally attentive to his "lud" and the matters in hand all day, conducted without error the examination of two witnesses and with terror the cross-examination of one; lunched at the Courts in perfect amity with the sucking barrister on the other side of the case, for they had neither, as yet, reached that maturity which enables an advocate to call his enemy his "friend," and treat him with considerable asperity.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • Charles. be Mels guest. you are giving us all a good laugh - it is you from Windsor is it not, or is my memory playing tricks - I am flattered m, lud but dont use the word guardian please (poo)

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • A reelee gud way to get the lud flowing awn thiz lufferlee Caterday morning!

    Iz still happycat - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • It is enough that “my lud” has a handle to his name, and Murray Hill shoddyocracy will wine and dine and toady him, and perhaps for his title marry him to some sweet, pure and good American girl, whose life hereafter will be a purgatory to herself and a mutual misery to both.

    Black and White

  • "I lud you Mommy," he whispers in the darkness, and I can see his moon-shaped face alight with the silver moon, I can see your eyes in his smile.

    blog: November 2007

  • O lud! how could you bear him after-wards in your sight?

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • I say, my lud, and gentlemen of the jury, that these objections of my learned friend, who is engaged for the Crown, are absurd, frivolous, monstrous; that to

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • “O lud! on what a strand are you wrecked!” replied the young lady.

    Rob Roy

  • ‘Ah, lud!’ cried the person of the house, with a little scream, as if the word had pricked her.

    Our Mutual Friend


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  • O lud! he has almost cracked my head.

    Goldsmith, She Stoops, II

    January 10, 2007