- a male day name for Monday.See under day name.
- (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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Examples from the Web for cudjo
I saw that he would be quite able to do the journey, so I gave Cudjo directions to catch him.
He was also to make our traps and cages—all of which things Cudjo knew how to do, and how to do them well.
It would have taken a team of oxen to have pulled him out, as Cudjo remarked with a grin.
If so, my rifle was empty, and Cudjo might miss his blow, and let him pass out.
The voices could be no other than those of Harry and Cudjo coming in search of us.
- Western African a name indicating a person's day of birth
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