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cud·dy 1

n. pl. cud·dies
1. Nautical A small cabin or the cook's galley on a ship.
2. A small room, cupboard, or closet.

[Origin unknown.]

cud·dy 2

n. pl. cud·dies Scots
1. A donkey.
2. A fool; a dolt.

[Perhaps from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert, personal name.]


n, pl -dies
1. (Nautical Terms) a small cabin in a boat
2. a small room, cupboard, etc
[C17: perhaps from Dutch kajute; compare Old French cahute]


(ˈkʌdɪ) or


n, pl -dies
(Animals) dialect chiefly Scot a donkey or horse
[C18: probably from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert]


n, pl -dies
(Animals) a young coalfish
[C18: of unknown origin]


(ˈkʌd i)

n., pl. -dies.
a. a small room or enclosed space on a boat.
b. a galley or pantry in a small boat.
2. a small room, cupboard, or closet.
[1650–60; of uncertain orig.]


(ˈkʌd i, ˈkʊd i)

n., pl. -dies. Scot.
1. donkey.
2. fool1.
[1705–15; perhaps generic use of Cuddy, short for Cuthbert, name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cuddy - the galley or pantry of a small ship
caboose, cookhouse, ship's galley, galley - the area for food preparation on a ship
small ship - a ship that is small
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2000): 'Coming back' Aborigines and archaeologists at Cuddie Springs.
the province of naifs like the Cuddie of the Shepheardes Calender's "October" eclogue or Britomart herself, who "is easily duped or beguiled, who fails to get even the most obvious of literary allusions, who does not know how to interpret allegory, who neglects to read between the lines or to exercise much suspicion or caution, but who presses on all the same" (294)--fails to make the case in a uniformly persuasive manner, her sense that the poem's reader "is destined not to find faery land, not to arrive at any final conclusion, not to master the text, and not to grasp its meaning as a hunter triumphantly bags the prey" (268) rings true.
Gillespie, Richard and Bruno David 2001 'The importance, or impotence, of Cuddie Springs', Australasian Science 22(9):42.
Haemoglobin crystallisation of blood residues from stone artefacts at Cuddie Springs.
Cuddie and cuddin are given for 'a young coal-fish' by ST, with use now being confined to the North, Fife and Argyll.
Like the wappen-schaw, Lady Margaret's comically inflated "solemn bed of justice" (51), which banishes Mause Headrigg and her son Cuddie from Tillietudlum, appropriates an outmoded institution.
However, one site, Cuddie Springs in New South Wales, has been held up as evidence for a long overlap between humans and megafauna, seemingly clearing people of being the main agents of the extinction of the animals.
alias William Smith alias Co(1)lin alias Cuddie alias William Shakespeare for expert Spenserians writing elsewhere.
She said finds from Cuddie Springs in south-east Australia, the only place where human and megafauna remains have been found in the same place, do not suggest that the animals were hunted.
The effect is made more interesting by the fact that while Cuddie picks up the sound of "tame" in "traine," he is responding much more to the sense of the first few lines of the stanza, which describe his popularity, how the "rurall routes" "cleave" to him, rather than the lines that describe Orpheus.
Prior dating of charcoal and soil at Cuddie Springs suggested that people and other animals lived there from 36,000 to 30,000 years ago.