Quashee
Quashee \Quash"ee\, n. A negro of the West Indies. [1913 Webster]

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  • day name — (formerly, esp. in creole speaking cultures) a name given at birth to a black child, in accordance with African customs, indicating the child s sex and the day of the week on which he or she was born, as the male and female names for Sunday… …   Universalium

  • slavery — /slay veuh ree, slayv ree/, n. 1. the condition of a slave; bondage. 2. the keeping of slaves as a practice or institution. 3. a state of subjection like that of a slave: He was kept in slavery by drugs. 4. severe toil; drudgery. [1545 55; SLAVE… …   Universalium

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  • day name — (formerly, esp. in creole speaking cultures) a name given at birth to a black child, in accordance with African customs, indicating the child s sex and the day of the week on which he or she was born, as the male and female names for Sunday… …   Useful english dictionary

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