cuddy

cuddy

1 [kuhd-ee]
noun, plural cuddies.
1.
Nautical.
a.
a small room, cabin, or enclosed space at the bow or stern of a boat, especially one under the poop.
b.
a galley or pantry in a small boat.
c.
a small locker in an open boat, especially one at the bow.
d.
(on a fishing boat) a platform on which a net is coiled when not in use.
2.
a small room, cupboard, or closet.

Origin:
1650–60; of uncertain origin

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cuddy

2 [kuhd-ee, kood-ee]
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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cuddy1 (ˈkʌdɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
1.  a small cabin in a boat
2.  a small room, cupboard, etc
 
[C17: perhaps from Dutch kajute; compare Old French cahute]

cuddy or cuddie2 (ˈkʌdɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
dialect chiefly (Scot) a donkey or horse
 
[C18: probably from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert]
 
cuddie or cuddie2
 
n
 
[C18: probably from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert]

cuddy3 (ˈkʌdɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
a young coalfish
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

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