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don't-care, don't-care-'f-I, donkeyfy

dóhngki(fay)/ [cf. Atlantic don't-care casual (Hancock 1969: 44); cf. Sra. donkedonke unconcerned WST, Bajan dontcarish (Collymore 40), Guy. doan-kay-damn (Rickford 1976:12); also US dial. South (V. McDavid p.c.); the Bah. term suggests a combination of "I don't care if I (do or don't)" with the orneriness of a donkey +-fy (as in stupefy)] adj. not caring, especially about social norms: a don't-care girl (Nassau). a donkeyfy girl (San Sal.). Most of the criminals tend to be callous and don't-care-fied (COB). THis child so sloppy, she do everything don't-care-fy (Crooked). <Black>


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Last update: 2010-09-29 19:36
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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