Middle English Dictionary Entry

ladde n.(1)
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(a) A young male attendant; one of a king's or nobleman's retinue; a servant; (b) a foot soldier; fot ~; (c) ~ cf kichene, an attendant in the kitchen of a noble household, a kitchen boy.
(a) A man of low birth or social position, a churl; (b) a worthless or base fellow, a vagabond; a thief; (c) as a term of abuse or contempt: a scoundrel, rogue, ruffian; (d) a fellow; a man.
(a) A young man, youth; a boy; (b) a male infant.
(a) In surnames; (b) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 2.10].