- a small cabin on a ship
- the cook's galley on a small ship
- any small room, cupboard, or closet
Origin of cuddy17th-c.: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle Low German kaiüte ; from Norman French cahutte, ultimately ; from Middle High German hütte, hut
- a donkey
- a fool
Origin of cuddy; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Cuddy, diminutive of Cuthbert
- Nautical A small cabin or the cook's galley on a ship.
- A small room, cupboard, or closet.
Origin of cuddyOrigin unknown.
nounpl. cud·dies Scots
- A donkey.
- A fool; a dolt.
Origin of cuddyPerhaps from Cuddy, nickname for Cuthbert, personal name.
- (nautical) a cabin, for the use of the captain, in the after part of a sailing ship under the poop deck
- a small cupboard or closet
- (Scotland) A donkey, especially one driven by a huckster or greengrocer.
- (UK, mining) A pony that works in a mine.
- (dated) A blockhead; a lout.
- A lever mounted on a tripod for lifting stones, leveling up railroad ties, etc.
Origin uncertain. Perhaps a contraction from Dutch kajuit (“cabin”).
- The coalfish (Pollachius carbonarius).