Per*du", Per*due" (?), a. [F. perdu, f. perdue, lost, p.p. of perdre to lose, L. perdere. See Perdition.]


Lost to view; in concealment or ambush; close.

He should lie perdue who is to walk the round. Fuller.


Accustomed to, or employed in, desperate enterprises; hence, reckless; hopeless.

"A perdue captain."

Beau. & Fl.


© Webster 1913.

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