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boassin

/bówsin/ (Gen.); boastin' /bówstin/ (Berry) [Atlantic; cf. Krio bosin hernia KED; Guy. son swollen testicles (Rickford 1976:8); Jam. buosan "(cf. Twi abosi sp. of yam) a piece cut off a yam 'which goes on swelling' ... a bodily deformity in which a member swells out of shape" DJE II; also US dial. South bussen affected with rupture or hernia ADD; the boastin' form is a hypercorrection influenced by boast, v.; cf. also bursting]
n. a swelling in the scrotum caused by straining; a hernia: A man's get a big lump next his thing sometime—da's a boassin (Nassau).

Tags: anatomy, hypercorrection, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-08 03:55
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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