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/dred/ adj. [cf. Jam. Rastafarian talk "dread: true Rasta man; one who believes in Rasta religion; bad" (Pollard 1980:18); the term also refers to the life style and fashions associated with Reggae music]

interesting; exciting (youth slang): You see that dread motor-bike? (Nassau). (Gen.)

intj. [cf. Jam. Rastafarian talk "dread! hail! —a greeting" (Pollard 1980:18)] a greeting (youth slang): 1974 (King 27). (Nassau)

—n. 1. a young man, seen as bold, fashionable (youth slang): See that dread over there? He does show off, you know (Nassau).

2. best friend (youth slang, among males). (Exuma)

dread yourself [etym?] phr. get out! (Black)

Tags: adjective, interjection, noun, phrase, Rastafarianism, youth slang

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Last update: 2011-02-20 16:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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