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island

n. 1. [by abbreviation of OUT ISLAND] any Bahamian island except New Providence (con-sidered too sophisticated to be an island). = OUT ISLAND, FAMILY ISLAND, cf. ISLAND MAN (Nassau)

2. the island where one was born: I goin' to de island [i.e. back home] (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: adjective, geography, noun

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Last update: 2010-10-28 02:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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