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EtymologyEdit

Named after Ned Ludd, a legendary example, +‎ -ite.

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  • Hyphenation: Lud‧dite
  • (UK, US) enPR: lŭdʹīt, IPA(key): /ˈlʌ.daɪt/
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  • (Canada, US) IPA(key): [ˈlʌ.ɾʌit]
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NounEdit

Luddite (plural Luddites)

  1. (historical) Any of a group of early 19th-century English textile workers who destroyed machinery because it would harm their livelihood.
  2. (by extension, derogatory) Someone who opposes technological change.

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