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Cuffee

or Cuffy

[kuhf-ee] /ˈkʌf i/
noun
1.
a male day name for Friday.
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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  • Absconded a negro named Cuffee, has lost one finger; has an enlarged leg.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4 American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Why should I sorrow for Cuffee, when he is in the midst of his best friends?

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • It was on a Sunday evening that the little fracas between Jake and Cuffee occurred.

    The White Squall John Conroy Hutcheson
  • An ordinary Cuffee had liberty the least of all things in his thoughts.

    The Brothers' War John Calvin Reed
  • These are the silver mines of poor Cuffee; he has the monopoly of the berry trade.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • Quack and Cuffee, the first to be executed, were burned at the stake on May 30.

  • The plashing of the oars of Sambo and Cuffee warned the sagacious monster of gathering foes.

  • Toombs, who was always looking at Cuffee, pronounced him “rich in the fewness of his wants.”

    The Brothers' War John Calvin Reed
  • Up on the bare rocks were the wretched, woe-begone, patched, and ragged log huts of poor Cuffee.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
British Dictionary definitions for Cuffee

day name

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