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  • Definitions starting with B: be on
    Entry: [cf. W Car. de pan idem] v. phr, to be engaged in an activity: 1966 The man been one day on that [trying to catch ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bermooda
    Entry: /bamúwda/ [named after the Sp. explorer Bermudez /bermtiwdhes/ but Bermudians call themselves 'Mudians /myúwjanz/ (Ayres 1933 :3)] n. Bermuda: ca. 1707 Bermoodas Islands (quoted by ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bestard
    Entry: /béstad/, beskard [cf. BEDSTEAD head-board] n. the headboard of a bed: When I jump in the bed, I knock my head on the beskard (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: biddy
    Entry: [Gul. idem ADD; cf. Gul. bidibidi a small bird; a small chicken, Kongo bidibidi a bird (Turner 1949:191)] n. 1. a chick: 1977 Each family ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Big George
    Entry: n. a variety of bitter cassava used to make cassava bread after grating and wringing out the poisonous juice. (Andros, Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bight
    Entry: [MCC idem; OED, an indentation in a coastline ... a bay, but cf. DAE quot. "Two small bights of land on each side of the ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Big John
    Entry: [cf. BIG GEORGE] n. a variety of bitter white cassava. (Andros, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big people
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian gran moun idem TDKF; an African idiom: cf. Bemba abakulu adults (M. Mann p.c.) and Twi mpa hyin sem, lit. big people ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big-tumma
    Entry: /big tóma/ [from big + tummy] n. a swelling of the belly due to malnutrition. (Andros, Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Billy Bowleg
    Entry: a typical Seminole personal name (Neill 1976:112)] n. a Seminole Indian: 1966 (Crowley 18). (Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bine-a-bush
    Entry: [cf. OED bine flexible stem of a climbing plant] n. a plant, (Cassia biflora?) with reddish leaves. = MOSQUITO BUSH. (Andros, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bird grass
    Entry: (Andros, Grand Bah.); bird prickle (Andros) [US different sp. W3; probably from bur + hypercorrection, but cf. quot.] n. 1.a grass with burs, Cenchrus echinatus.= ...

  • Definitions starting with B: biter
    Entry: [cf. OED nipper idem; cf. also Haitian dan (cf. Fr. dent tooth) idern HCEFDI n. the pincers of a crab or lobster: You meet the ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bitter-sweet
    Entry: [OED, W3 different sp.] n. 1. a plant, Duranta repens: 1905 (Shattuck 262). = PIGEON BERRY I (Black) 2. the common lemon. (Long, Andros) ...

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