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cuddy1

[kuhd-ee] /ˈkʌd i/
noun, plural cuddies.
1.
Nautical.
  1. a small room, cabin, or enclosed space at the bow or stern of a boat, especially one under the poop.
  2. a galley or pantry in a small boat.
  3. a small locker in an open boat, especially one at the bow.
  4. (on a fishing boat) a platform on which a net is coiled when not in use.
2.
a small room, cupboard, or closet.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; of uncertain origin

cuddy2

[kuhd-ee, koo d-ee] /ˈkʌd i, ˈkʊd i/
noun, plural cuddies. Chiefly Scot.
1.
a donkey.
2.
a stupid person.
Origin
1705-15; perhaps generic use of Cuddy, short for Cuthbert, man's name
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British Dictionary definitions for cuddy

cuddy1

/ˈkʌdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a small cabin in a boat
2.
a small room, cupboard, etc
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from Dutch kajute; compare Old French cahute

cuddy2

/ˈkʌdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(dialect, mainly Scot) a donkey or horse
Word Origin
C18: probably from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert

cuddy3

/ˈkʌdɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
a young coalfish
Word Origin
C18: of unknown origin
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