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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