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cuddy

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[ kuhd-ee ]
/ ˈkʌd i /
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noun, plural cud·dies.
Nautical.
  1. a small room, cabin, or enclosed space at the bow or stern of a boat, especially one under the poop.
  2. a galley or pantry in a small boat.
  3. a small locker in an open boat, especially one at the bow.
  4. (on a fishing boat) a platform on which a net is coiled when not in use.
a small room, cupboard, or closet.
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Origin of cuddy

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First recorded in 1650–60; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for cuddy (2 of 2)

cuddy2
[ kuhd-ee, kood-ee ]
/ ˈkʌd i, ˈkʊd i /

noun, plural cud·dies.Chiefly Scot.
a donkey.
a stupid person.

Origin of cuddy

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1705–15; perhaps generic use of Cuddy, short for Cuthbert, man's name
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British Dictionary definitions for cuddy (1 of 3)

cuddy1
/ (ˈkʌdɪ) /

noun plural -dies
a small cabin in a boat
a small room, cupboard, etc

Word Origin for cuddy

C17: perhaps from Dutch kajute; compare Old French cahute

British Dictionary definitions for cuddy (2 of 3)

cuddy2

cuddie

/ (ˈkʌdɪ) /

noun plural -dies
dialect, mainly Scot a donkey or horse

Word Origin for cuddy

C18: probably from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert

British Dictionary definitions for cuddy (3 of 3)

cuddy3
/ (ˈkʌdɪ) /

noun plural -dies
a young coalfish

Word Origin for cuddy

C18: of unknown origin
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