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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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  • It would have taken a team of oxen to have pulled him out, as Cudjo remarked with a grin.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • I saw that he would be quite able to do the journey, so I gave Cudjo directions to catch him.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • He was also to make our traps and cages—all of which things Cudjo knew how to do, and how to do them well.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • That was a part of the performance that Cudjo understood as well as any other.

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  • One pair of the gloves Cudjo intended to use himself—the other was for me.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • All this occupied but a few seconds of time, and then Cudjo and I were left to ourselves.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • If so, my rifle was empty, and Cudjo might miss his blow, and let him pass out.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • This plan was adopted, and Cudjo set to work to make the hole.

    The Desert Home Mayne Reid
  • The voices could be no other than those of Harry and Cudjo coming in search of us.

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  • I ran ahead of my companion, as Cudjo was rather slow of foot.

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British Dictionary definitions for Cudjo

day name

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