- a male day name for Friday.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 cuffee
Still, Cuffee had reached a large audience with his procolonization arguments.'And So Liberia Was Born'
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
April 1, 2009
Why should I sorrow for Cuffee, when he is in the midst of his best friends?
These are the silver mines of poor Cuffee; he has the monopoly of the berry trade.
An ordinary Cuffee had liberty the least of all things in his thoughts.
Quack and Cuffee, the first to be executed, were burned at the stake on May 30.A Social History of The American Negro
Toombs, who was always looking at Cuffee, pronounced him “rich in the fewness of his wants.”
- Western African a name indicating a person's day of birth
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