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  • Definitions starting with S: siff wire
    Entry: <Black>; sieve wire <Eleu.> [cf. W Car, sieve wire idem; SIFF sieve] n. wire mesh, as used to screen windows. ...

  • Definitions starting with S: small-talking
    Entry: [cf. W3 small talk idem] n. casual conversation. <Eleu.> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: smell: you must be smell yourself
    Entry:  [cf. Trin. smell yourself think you are an adult (Winer); cf. Guy. smelling yourself putting on airs (Yansen 41); nautical smell the spot bend over ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sobby
    Entry: (Eleu.); sabby (Andros, Nassau); subby (San Sal.) [cf. Brit. dial. North sob, sab to soak; US dial. South sobby sodden ADD] adj. (of rice) soggy and ...

  • Definitions starting with S: south'ard
    Entry: /sódad (Gen.); sórad (Eleu.)/ [OED, nautical; US dial. North idem ADD] n. south: 1918 See him to the southerd (Parsons 83). cf. EAST’ARD, NOR’ARD, WEST’ARD ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sow
    Entry: [cf. OED sow-cat female cat, also US dial. South ADD] n. the female (e.g. of crabs and cats; not used of hogs by some). (Eleu., White) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: spoogie
    Entry: /spúwgi/ (Black); spooks /spuwks/ (Eleu.) [cf. Vir. splucka idem (Seaman), US dial. South spark idem WSC; cf. also SPROGIE] n. 1. girlfriend. 2. term of address to one's girlfriend. ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sprogie
    Entry: /sprówgi/ [cf. SPOOGIE, SPROGUE] n. a girlfriend. (Black) —adj. (of a girl) well dressed: She sure lookin' sprogie today (Eleu). ...

  • Definitions starting with S: squawk
    Entry: [OED, (of birds) to croak] v. 1. to laugh loudly and crudely: Boy, she could squawk, eh? I never know nobody could laugh so hard (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with S: squinch²
    Entry: [cf. Sra. kwinsi to squeeze, press WST; US dial. South squinch owl screech owl ADD] v. to creak: The door just squinching [creaking] (Crowley 76). (Eleu., San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: standing polices
    Entry: [cf. Brit. sleeping policemen bumps in road to prevent speeding, and POLICE policeman] n. pl. trees along the roadside, because they stop drunk or speeding drivers. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: step-people
    Entry: [extension of OED prefix step- related by marriage of a parent] n. those to whom one is related by the later marriage of one parent. (Andros, ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stew
    Entry: [OED meat boiled slowly with vegetables] n. the water in which meat or fish has been boiled (= GRAVY), thickened with flour. (Eleu.) stew down [W Car., ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stiffereen
    Entry: /stifaríyn/ [cf. Scots stiffening starch CSD] n. a thick dairy drink produced from powdered milk, butterfat and sugar, usually sold wholesale to restaurants, etc. for making ice-cream by ...

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