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Quaco

[kwah-koo] /ˈkwɑ ku/
noun
1.
a male day name for Wednesday.
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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  • Quaco came into the glade carrying a large bundle upon his back—under which he had trudged all the way from Savanna-la-Mer.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • We must wait no longer for this young man—we must be gone from here, Quaco.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • This was the plan chosen—with the execution of which Quaco was intrusted.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • The forest-craft of Quaco enabled him to produce a brighter and better.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • The settlements of Quaco, Manawagonish, Musquash, &c. are in a flourishing state.

  • You, Quaco, stay here till they come up, and then follow to Mount Welcome.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • Doffing his old hat-crown, Quaco used it as an insect-net; and, after a few strokes, succeeded in capturing a cocuyo.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • As Quaco had predicted, the “anecdote” was not long in manifesting its effects.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • Quaco now picked up the two machetés, placing them beyond the reach of their ci-devant owners.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
  • With a wild cry—and before Quaco could interpose—he raised his piece and fired.

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for Quaco

day name

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