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Cudjo

or Cudjoe

[kuhj-oh] /ˈkʌdʒ oʊ/
noun
1.
a male day name for Monday.
See under day name.

day name

noun
1.
(formerly, especially in creole-speaking cultures) a name given at birth to a black child, in accordance with African customs, indicating the child's sex and the day of the week on which he or she was born, as the male and female names for Sunday (Quashee and Quasheba) Monday (Cudjo or Cudjoe and Juba) Tuesday (Cubbena and Beneba) Wednesday (Quaco and Cuba or Cubba) Thursday (Quao and Abba) Friday (Cuffee or Cuffy and Pheba or Phibbi) and Saturday (Quamin or Quame and Mimba)
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  • "Heap o' dem 'ar sticktights furder 'long hyar," observed Cudjo, anxious to be showing the wonders.

    Cudjo's Cave J. T. Trowbridge
  • It would have taken a team of oxen to have pulled him out, as Cudjo remarked with a grin.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • As I have said, Cudjo had already discovered that our stream contained fish, and had caught several of them.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • I ran ahead of my companion, as Cudjo was rather slow of foot.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • I have some salted bear's meat that you'll be welcome to; and may be Cudjo can spare a little meal.

    Cudjo's Cave J. T. Trowbridge
  • The faithful Cudjo was contented, as he alleged, with any lot, so long as he might share it with us.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • So Cudjo went lustily to work with his axe; and the white sycamore chips were soon flying in every direction.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • While the boys and I had been engaged at this work, Cudjo was not idle.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • He was the owner of considerable property, and among his possessions was an old negro named Cudjo.

  • That was a part of the performance that Cudjo understood as well as any other.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for Cudjo

day name

noun
1.
(W African) a name indicating a person's day of birth
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