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  • Definitions starting with J: junk
    Entry:  [Atlantic; OED idem "originally nautical"; also Brit. dial. North, West EDD] n. a chunk, especially of meat: 1928 A junk of meat (Parsons 472). It ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Junkanoo, John Canoe
    Entry: /jóngkanu/ [W Car.; cf. Krio Jokunu a fool KED (= DJE John Canoe 4.); "by folk-etym. from some such form as Ewe dzono sorcerer + ...

  • Definitions starting with T: tell
    Entry: v. 1. [Trin. idem (Winer p.c.); cf. Brit. dial. West tell to speak, say EDD] to say: He tell we should go there (Crooked). 2. ...

  • Definitions starting with L: low
    Entry: adj. 1. [cf. OED, abject, base] in the phrase you (stoopin') low to make known the good deeds done for another in order to humiliate him. cf. THROW LOWNESS ...

  • Definitions starting with L: Lucaya(s), Lucayo(es)
    Entry: [cf. LUCAYAN and current Sp. Islas Lucayas and Fr. Lucayes the Bahamas] n. Obs. 1. former name of the Bahamas: 1601 They dressed a ship to cross ...

  • Definitions starting with R: red cassava
    Entry: [cf. W Car. red-stick cassava, Sra. redi tiki kasaba WST; = WHITE (STICK) CASSAVA (cf. RED adj. 1)] n. a variety of cassava with a ...

  • Definitions starting with R: red cassava
    Entry: [cf. W Car. red-stick cassava, Sra. redi tiki kasaba WST; = WHITE (STICK) CASSAVA (cf. RED adj. 1)] n. a variety of cassava with a ...

  • Definitions starting with R: red meal
    Entry: [Gul. idem (Parsons 1923:132)] n. corn meal or corn meal mush: 1934 He likes "red meal", which is maize-or corn-ground and boiled (Bell 83). cf. RED GRITS ...

  • Definitions starting with R: red-seal coot
    Entry: [from the red shield above its beak] n. a bird, the common gallinule (Gallinula chloropus): 1972 (Paterson 52). = MANGROVE COOT (Andros, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: red wasp
    Entry: /red wahs/ [W Car.; from its tawny color] n. the paper wasp, Polistes annularis. (Andros, Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: relax yourself, relax your mind, relax off
    Entry: [cf. OED relax reflexive obs. → 1784] v. phr. to relax; to stop worrying: Well, let's relax weself then! (Andros). Every day I does sit ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rhyme (2)
    Entry: v. [W Car.; cf. Brit. dial. West, Wales rhyme to talk nonsense; to tell lies; to compose EDD] to recount; to tell or sing about something ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rice bird
    Entry: (Black); rise bird (White) [cf. Gul. rice bud black bird (Rhame 1933:43);W3 rice bird any of several small birds common in rice fields] n. 1. a bird (sp.?): 1731 ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rime
    Entry: [from OED rind the peel or skin of fruits and vegetables; by simplification of final consonant cluster + nasalization of preceding vowel + faulty reconstruction ...

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