Definitions starting with Q

ID #2347

quarm, quorm

/kwohm/ [probably from squirm wriggle, by simplification of initial consonant cluster] v. 1. to walk in an affected manner (as of a woman showing off new clothes): 1978 I went to see what yinna call Junkanoo las' Crismus. All I see was a bunch o' people quormin' an bowin'—cuz dat was all dey cud do wid all dem cloes on (Dupuch 31). (Black)

2. to show off. (Mayag.)

3. (of men) to act in an effeminate manner: You could tell he was a sissy way he quarm about the place (Nassau),

—n. (of women) an affected manner of walking. (Exuma)

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2010-10-28 03:38
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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