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  • Definitions starting with A: Abaco
    Entry:   /ábakow/ [probably Lucayan, but cf. also Spanish ábaco abacus and Twi abako shea-tree (Turner 1949:43)] n. a major island of the Bahamas: 1500 Habacoa (Craton ...

  • Definitions starting with A: all two
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Port. Cr. túdu dos or tudos (lit. all two) idem, vs. Port. ambos (Meintel 1975:216); OED obs. → 1420] phr. both: 1918 So they ...

  • Definitions starting with A: along of
    Entry: prep. 1. [OED idem. arch. and dial. South; also US dial. ADD] because of: 1929 They were ready to assure me that I need have ...

  • Definitions starting with A: Andros
    Entry:   /ándrows, ándras/ [cf. quot., also the Greek island Andros] n. the largest island of the Bahamas. Its earliest names include Isla Santa (1501 Cantino map), ...

  • Definitions starting with A: Angola
    Entry: [from the name of the area in Africa; from ki-Mbundu ngola a tribal name, via Port. (Alvarez Nazario 1974:254); cf. GULLAH ] n., Obs. a ...

  • Definitions starting with A: anthem
    Entry: /ántem/ [Gul. idem "Slave songs or ant'ems, as they were sometimes called in Georgia before the Civil War (Parrish 1942:5); OED, a composition, in prose ...

  • Definitions starting with A: apass
    Entry: /apás/ [OED appassed , apast past participle past by ... often used as adv. or prep. obs. →1450] adv., Obs? past; across: 1918 Le' po' ...

  • Definitions starting with A: argiment
    Entry: /áhgimen/ [cf. ARGIE and OED argument to argue obs. →1637] v. to argue: 1936 Me an' Unkle Gabe wuz stannin' up by d' market tawkin' ...

  • Definitions starting with A: ary
    Entry: /ári/ [US dial. idem from e'er a ever a DARE] adj., Obs.? any: 1895 Dey ain't ary man in de worl' can pull me in ...

  • Definitions starting with A: at
    Entry: prep. 1. [also Guy. (Rickford 1976:34) and US Black (Parsons 1917b:224); cf. OED at to obs.→ 1601] to: 1918 He came at the gate, started ...

  • 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 B: back country
    Entry: [US in reference to the 'backs' of colonies facing the Atlantic Ocean DAE 1755 n. the area inland from a coastal town; the interior of ...

  • Definitions starting with B: badder
    Entry: [Car.; cf. BAD; OED, obs. comparative of bad, US dial. idem ADD] adj. worse: He badder dan you, boy (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad hair
    Entry: [Car.; cf. Car. Sp. "pelo calificado de malo de negro" (Alvarez Nazario 1974:358); from obsolete value system in which things African were bad and things ...

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