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  • Definitions starting with A: acrost, crost
    Entry: [cf. OED cross prep. →1821 and US dial. (a)crost idem ADD] prep. across: 1966 Lay acrost the bed (Crowley 87). A thought flash crost my ...

  • Definitions starting with A: admire
    Entry: [cf. idem dial. Brit. Mid. EDD, US South ADD] v. to like: They leave cause they ain't admire their situation (Eleu.). ...

  • Definitions starting with A: after (2)
    Entry: I ain't after you. [cf. Brit. dial, to be after to court North, Mid EDD] phr. I'm not trying to please you. (Eleu., Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: American pear
    Entry: [from US origin] n. the northern pear, Pyrus communis, as opposed to the avocado pear. = BARTLETT PEAR, FALSE PEAR (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: argie
    Entry: /ági/ (Gen.); áhgi (Andros); áygi (Exuma); hági (Eleu.)/ [cf. Scots idem CSD, US dial. Mid., South idem DARE] v. to argue (with): 1954 Don't argee ...

  • Definitions starting with A: anchobe
    Entry: [cf. Sp. anchova anchovy] n. the young of the pilchard, a fish related to the sardine. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: annum
    Entry: /ánam/ [cf. ON of, and colloq. 'ern them] prep. phr. of them: It was two annum (Eleu.). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back
    Entry: n. 1. [euphemism] bladder; ability to hold one's urine: 1904 To strengthen babies' backs (i.e. kidneys) and keep them from wetting their beds, give them ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back down
    Entry: v. phr. to move over (on a bench to make room for another). (Andros, Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad
    Entry: adv. [Atlantic; an African calque: cf. Mandingo A ka nyi ko-jugu (lit. It is good badly) It is very good (Dalby 1972:177) or Shona zvakáipa ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad-talk
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. BAD-MOUTH idem] v.t. to slander; to verbally abuse. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bahama
    Entry: n. 1. [see BAHAMAS] Obs. the former name of Grand Bahama: 1786 Bahama, from which the rest of these islands take their name, is seated ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bakimba
    Entry: /bakímba/ [from to stand akimbo: "To rest one's hands on the hips, keeping the elbows square, and sticking out from the body; an insolent, bullying ...

  • Definitions starting with B: balance off
    Entry: [cf. OED balance of partners in dancing: to move to and fro in converse direc-tions like the arms of a balance 1775] v. phr. of ...

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