cuffee

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Etymology[edit]

A personal name formerly common among black Americans.

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Noun[edit]

cuffee (plural cuffees)

  1. (US, informal) A black person.
    • 2005, Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 189)
      The war had turned very bitter, and the days of young blacks, or cuffees as they were known, joining up just to escape the ghetto were over.

References[edit]

  • 1873, John Camden Hotten, The Slang Dictionary: listed under cove.