American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Nautical A small cabin or the cook's galley on a ship.
- n. A small room, cupboard, or closet.
- n. Scots A donkey.
- n. Scots A fool; a dolt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ass; a donkey.
- n. A stupid or silly fellow; a clown.
- n. A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad-ties, etc.; a lever-jack.
- n. Nautical, a room or cabin a baft and under the poop-deck, in which the officers and cabin-passengers take their meals; also, a sort of cabin or cook-room in lighters, barges, etc.; in small boats, a locker.
- n. Hence Any small cupboard or storehouse for odds and ends.
- n. A name of the coalfish.
- n. The gallinule, Gallinula chloropus. Montagu.
- n. A counterweight, a loaded truck used to balance the car on an incline.
- n. Nautical: A platform in the stern of a fishing-boat, on which a drift-net is carried when not in use.
- n. nautical a cabin, for the use of the captain, in the after part of a sailing ship under the poop deck
- n. a small cupboard or closet
- n. Scotland A donkey.
- n. UK, mining A pony that works in a mine.
- n. The coalfish (Pollachius carbonarius).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. An ass; esp., one driven by a huckster or greengrocer.
- n. A blockhead; a lout.
- n. (Mech.) A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad ties, etc.
- n. (Naut.) A small cabin: also, the galley or kitchen of a vessel.
- n. (Zoöl) The coalfish (Pollachius carbonarius).
- n. the galley or pantry of a small ship
- Scots; compare Gaelic cudaig, cudainn, or English cuttlefish, or cod. (Wiktionary)
- Origin unknown.Perhaps from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert, personal name. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The place called the cuddy was a light deck-cabin formed by the poop, a sort of attic to the large cabin below.”
“They had no more thought that afternoon of 'cuddy'-fishing after this famous take.”
“The cuddy is a fish of which I know not the philosophical name.”
“The cabin or "cuddy," which had been surrendered to them by the fishermen who were now outside, was a diminutive place, smelling unpleasantly of fish and burnt grease.”
“His sentence was interrupted by a young lady who rushed suddenly on deck from the "cuddy" or cabin.”
“It is still the popular term in Egypt for the "cuddy," which is derived from Pers.”
“That the Chilian skipper is not of this class is proved by the appearance of his "cuddy," which is neatly, if not luxuriously, furnished, and prettily decorated.”
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“cuddy' left -- except a dozen that Rob had put into a can of water, to be given to the grocer in the morning as part payment for the loan of the ropes.”
“Fishing boats bristling with rods occupy every dock — a wild array of party boats, offshore sportfishing boats, flats boats, cuddy cabins, walkarounds, and center consoles.”
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