Definitions starting with B

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[cf. US Black bullskating to brag (Major); cf. OEDS II bullshit to bluff, and skite North. dial. cognate of shit (Cassidy p.c.)] v. 1. to bluff: He like to bull-skate too much—the's why I never take him serious (Nassau).

2. to play around roughly. (Black)

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Last update: 2012-01-08 16:59
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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Comment of Deangela Delancey :
I’ve had an opportunity to interview someone because I didn’t know the meaning of the word “bull-skate”. She is from Nassau Bahamas and is 51 years old. I asked her if she was familiar with the term bull-skate and she said “yes”. She referred to is as “someone messing around with you”. She also said “if someone throws a spider or snake etc. on you then they are bull-skating with you.” Moreover, she gave an example of bull-skating by saying “ if someone go to sit down in a chair and another person pull the chai from underneath them, then the person who went to sit down would say ‘bey’ you seriously bull-skating around me ‘dred’.”
Added at: 2013-09-19 06:07