Definitions starting with I

ID #2337

island boy (girl, man, people); islander

[cf. ISLAND] 1. n. a Bahamian from any island except New Providence (connotes a rustic): 1935 Havin' mo' fun dan a I-lun man in a Ford truck (Dupuch 39). 1936 Nassau full o' I-lun peepul lookin' fer job (ibid 15). 1977 We had not traveled abroad before; how were an island boy and girl going to manage this trip? (Mbury 126). (Gen.)

Tags: geography, island, noun

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Last update: 2010-10-28 02:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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