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  • Definitions starting with A: aunty
    Entry: /áhnti/ n. 1. Obs? [US a colored woman DAE; SA idem; cf. Réunion Cr. Fr. tãtin idem (Chaudenson 1974:100)] a term of address to any ...

  • Definitions starting with A: ax
    Entry: /aks/ [Atlantic; OED ask "Old English acsian, axian ask survived in ax, down to nearly 1600 the regular literary form, and still used everywhere in ...

  • Definitions starting with B: baller
    Entry: [cf. BALL 2 and OED obs., baller one who takes part in a ball; note also "Balum Rancum. A hop or dance, where the women ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bellaby
    Entry: /bélabi/ [cf. 1811 DVT Barnaby an old dance to a quick movement, possibly converging with African words, e.g. Kongo (e)bwela type of dance, mbele a ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big-ring play
    Entry: [Cf. RING-PLAY] n. singing games performed while standing in a large circle: The Lodge Hall . . was the scene of dances and "big-ring plays" ...

  • Definitions starting with B: boogie (1)
    Entry: [Probably the convergence of two words of different origin, one meaning 'devil' and the other 'dance'. For the first, cf. OED Bogy the devil (probably ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Boy Bookie slide
    Entry: [cf. B'O', BOOKY] n., Obs. a dance popular in the 1930's: 1976 Sweating dancers doing the "Boy Bookie slide" (Eneas 33) ...

  • Definitions starting with D: devil dance
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. US Black devil dancing dancing as an expression of animal spirits vs. holy dancing WSC; probably an old term: cf. Brit. dial. ...

  • Definitions starting with D: different
    Entry: [Prov. idem (Washabaugh 1980:29); from difference, construed as a pl.] n. difference: 1966 The king don't know the different of the gold from ivory (Crowley ...

  • Definitions starting with M: make your break
    Entry: cf. Trin, make yuh play do what you have to do (Ottley 18)] phr. to seize an opportunity to do what one has been wanting ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hully-gully
    Entry: [probably from the title of a popular song, itself possibly akin to US dial. South hulgul a children's game WSC] n. young people who wear ...

  • Definitions starting with Q: quadrille
    Entry: /kwadríl/ [Vir. idem (Roy); OED → 1862] n. a folk dance performed by sets of couples: 1978 Quadrille. . .[done to] the heel-and-toe polka, the ...

  • Definitions starting with Z: zine dance
    Entry: [cf. Common Bantu *-díán- dance, e.g., Tonga -zyana (Carter p.c.)] n. an ancient dance connected with OBEAH, done naked around a fire. cf. FIRE DANCE, ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kindoiah
    Entry: [cf. Kongo nkhiindu noise, riot (Carter p.c.)] n., Obs. a word of unknown meaning, chanted at a FIRE DANCE: 1891 The company clap their hands ...

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