Meaning of day name

day' name"

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  1. (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 SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridayand Saturday
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