Quashee

[ kwah-shee ]
/ ˈkwɑ ʃi /

noun

a male day name for Sunday.See under day name.

Definition for quashee (2 of 2)

day name

noun

(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 quashee

  • Quashee has already victuals, clothing; Quashee is not dying of such despair as the yellow-coloured pale man's.

    Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle
  • Adieu, Quashee; I will wish you better guidance than you have had of late.

    Latter-Day Pamphlets|Thomas Carlyle

British Dictionary definitions for quashee

day name

noun

Western African a name indicating a person's day of birth
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