Perdu Per*du", Perdue Per*due" (p[~e]r*d[=u]" or p[~e]r"d[-u]), a. [F. perdu, f. perdue, lost, p. p. of perdre to lose, L. perdere. See {Perdition}.] 1. Lost to view; in concealment or ambush; close. [1913 Webster]

He should lie perdue who is to walk the round. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]

2. Accustomed to, or employed in, desperate enterprises; hence, reckless; hopeless. ``A perdue captain.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

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