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  • Definitions starting with D: dirt-eating
    Entry: [W Car,;US dial. South idem WEA] n. geophagy, or the habitual eating of clay from melancholia or malnutrition. <Eleu.,Mayag.> ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hack
    Entry: /hak, ak/ [cf. OED hackney to convey in a hackney carriage (i.e. one for hire) obs. → 1784; cf. also OED hack to employ (a ...

  • Definitions starting with H: haffin' around
    Entry: (Eleu.); effin' around (Exuma, Inagua) [cf. US slang eff a euphemism for the word fuck; haffin' by alternation of /e, a/ and /h/ with initial ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hag, higue, hige, huyg
    Entry: /hayg/ [Car. DJE; cf. Guy. ole higue living old woman who sheds skin at night...sucks blood of sleeping children" (Rickford 1976:54); cf. Gul. "A hag ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hagger
    Entry: /hága/ [cf. ARGIE /(h)áhgi/ argue, perhaps influenced by haggle by /I, r/ alternation] v. to argue: They always haggerin' bout that (Eleu.). 90. argie ...

  • Definitions starting with H: half-jar
    Entry: [from half open + ajar] adj. ajar: 1966 He leave the door half-jar (Crowley 117). (Black) -v. to leave ajar: Half-jar the door! (Eleu.). = ...

  • Definitions starting with H: Hamian
    Entry: [from Bahamian by aphesis similar to that in Scots haiviour behaviour CSD] n. Bahamian (thought of as a Jamaicanism): 1970 Dem bootleggin' 'Hamians gone rich ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-head
    Entry: n. 1. a fish, Chriodorus atherinoides: 1905 (Shattuck 300). (Eleu., White) 2. a variety of sponge: 1928 (Curry 66). (Gen.) 3. a medicinal plant: 1889 Phyllanthus angustifolius ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-luck lizard
    Entry: [cf. DJE lucky lizard, from the belief that seeing one is an omen of financial misfortune] n. green lizard (Anolis carolinensis?). (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dollar
    Entry: [cf. Brit. dial. North, Mid dollar a five-shilling piece EDD] n. a four-shilling banknote: 1788 A Spanish dollar is worth. . .4 sh. 8 d. ...

  • Definitions starting with H: harraner
    Entry: /hárana/ [from errand + er; OED, rare (1803 only)] n. messenger; errand boy. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: Hatchet Bay Fly
    Entry: [alluding to the files at the near-by chicken farms] n. nickname for a native of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: haul-up
    Entry: [cf. HAUL-OVER] n. a place of portage. (Eleu., San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: haunt, hant
    Entry: /hant/ v. 1. [cf. Scots hunt to frequent CSD; cf. US dial. South hunt to haunt DARE] (of spirits) to haunt: 1918 Remarriage within a ...

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