noun (1)
cud·​dy | \ ˈkə-dē How to pronounce cuddy (audio) \
plural cuddies

Definition of cuddy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a usually small cabin or shelter (as on a sailboat)
2 : a small room or cupboard


noun (2)
cud·​dy | \ ˈku̇-dē How to pronounce cuddy (audio) , ˈkə- How to pronounce cuddy (audio) \
variants: or cuddie
plural cuddies

Definition of cuddy (Entry 2 of 2)

1 dialectal British : donkey
2 dialectal British : blockhead

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First Known Use of cuddy

Noun (1)

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1715, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cuddy

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

perhaps from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert

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“Cuddy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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