Cuffee

or Cuf·fy

[kuhf-ee]

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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Examples from the Web for cuffee

Contemporary Examples of cuffee

  • Still, Cuffee had reached a large audience with his procolonization arguments.

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    'And So Liberia Was Born'

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    April 1, 2009

Historical Examples of cuffee

  • Why should I sorrow for Cuffee, when he is in the midst of his best friends?

    Acadia

    Frederic S. Cozzens

  • These are the silver mines of poor Cuffee; he has the monopoly of the berry trade.

    Acadia

    Frederic S. Cozzens

  • An ordinary Cuffee had liberty the least of all things in his thoughts.

    The Brothers' War

    John Calvin Reed

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

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

    The Brothers' War

    John Calvin Reed


British Dictionary definitions for cuffee

day name

noun
  1. Western African a name indicating a person's day of birth
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