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Quaco

[kwah-koo]
noun
  1. a male day name for Wednesday.See under day name.
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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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Historical Examples of quaco

  • It seemed to imply that Quaco, on his route, had encountered others.

    The Maroon

    Mayne Reid

  • We must wait no longer for this young man—we must be gone from here, Quaco.

    The Maroon

    Mayne Reid

  • The forest-craft of Quaco enabled him to produce a brighter and better.

    The Maroon

    Mayne Reid

  • You, Quaco, stay here till they come up, and then follow to Mount Welcome.

    The Maroon

    Mayne Reid

  • Quaco waved the torch in front of his body, to illuminate the place.

    The Maroon

    Mayne Reid


British Dictionary definitions for quaco

day name

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