Definitions starting with F

ID #3620

fambly, family

n. 1. [cf. Car. fambly, Kilo fambul KED; US dial. famhly ADD family: 1918 For de fambly to get somet'ing to eat (Parsons 154). (Black)

2. [Pan-Creole cf. Krio fambul idem KED; cf. Haitian fanmi idem TDKF] count n. a relative: I will be visiting some of my families staying over there (COB). He is family to inc (Nassau). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-27 14:44
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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