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  • Definitions starting with D: daughter
    Entry: [cf. Jam. Rasta "dawta, daughta: girlfriend, girl; woman, female companion; wife; name given to any young woman" (Pollard 1980: 18)] n. a term of address ...

  • Definitions starting with D: day clean, day clear
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; "cf. Fr. Cr. ju netyé jour nettoyé (D. Taylor). Daybreak" DJE; a calque on an African idiom, e.g. Wolof ber bu sεt dawn (lit. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bowman
    Entry:  /báwman/ [OED, oarsman nearest bow] n. harpooner, in bow of dinghy when fishing: The bowman have to get his share too (Andros). (Adelaide, Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dead house
    Entry: [Atlantic; Brit. dial. North idem EDD] n. 1. a morgue: After that they take the dead to the dead house (Andros). (Gen.) 2. a house ...

  • Definitions starting with B: brazen girl (potato)
    Entry: /breyzan gyal/ [etym?] n. a variety of sweet potato. (Andros, Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: break the reef
    Entry: v. phr. to develop breasts. (Andros, Mayag.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bredda
    Entry: /bréda/ [Car.; Gul. idem (Gonzales 1922: 290)] n. brother (term of address to a male peer): [get two bredda what living (Andros). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: brickly top
    Entry: [cf. DAE brickley thatch brittle thatch or silver-top palmetto, Thrinax argentea; cf. US dial. South brickly brittle ADD] n. a variety of palm used in ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bridal bush
    Entry: (Inagua); bride bush (Andros) [OED bride bush bush hung out at the village alehouse in honour of a wedding] n. a shrub (sp?) used medicinally. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: buckly whitey
    Entry: [from lignum vitae] n. 1. the lignum vitae tree, Guiacum officinale. = LIGDUM VITAE, NIGLUM VITAE (Andros) 2. a tree (sp?) resembling the lignum vitae, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: buckra sweet potato
    Entry: [cf. BUCKRA and DJE backra yam a fine or delicate variety of yam] n. a variety of sweet potato with white skin. (Andros, San Sal., ...

  • Definitions starting with B: buck (up)
    Entry: [Atlantic; OED dial. & US (?corruption of butt); possible convergence with Wolof baŋ ke to collide with (Turner 1949:60)] v. 1. to collide with: 1966 ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bud grass
    Entry: [from BIRD GRASS, BUR GRASS] n. 1. bird grass, Cenchrus echinatus, a grass with burs (older pronunciation). = BIRD GRASS, BUR GRASS (Mayag.) 2. a ...

  • Definitions starting with B: buffalo
    Entry: /bófala/ [convergence with the seman-tically unrelated Eng. word seems coincidental; the phonological shape probably derives from an African form such as Yoruba bu moldy DYL ...

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