Definitions starting with S

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saplata, saplatter

/saplata/ [Pan-Creole; cf. Port sapatoshoe (from Arabic zapat?). DEP; "cf. Trin. sampat Martinique Fr. capat and Temne (via Krio or Port.) ang-sampatha .... Jam. sand patter" (Hancock 1969: 70): also Reunion Cr. Fr. savat (Chaudenson 1974: 149), Yoruba salubata (Oyedeji p.c.) and Kongo nsa(m) patu idem, also from Port. (Carter)] n. sandals with soles cut from car tires: 1940 D' shops whut uster sell shoes wud haddy sell saplatters (Dupuch 37). = WAMPERS (Black)

Tags: clothing, noun

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Last update: 2011-07-06 03:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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