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  • Definitions starting with I: in
    Entry: prep. [note that the early form na (cf. IN-A) was a general locative prep. corresponding to 'in, on, onto, at' etc. (Hancock p.c.)] 1. [Trin. ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lapli
    Entry: /laplíy/ [Haitian from Fr. la pluie the rain] n. rain (used with Haitians). (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with I: interbreed
    Entry: [OED, to cross-breed (animals)] v. 1. (of ethnic groups) to intermarry. cf. BREED (Eleu.) 2. to inbreed. (Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with Q: quarter day
    Entry: [W Car.; "so-called because a quarter of the working day still remains" DJE] n. three o'clock in the afternoon. Cf. HALF DAY (Eleu., San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with V: vex
    Entry: [Atlantic; cf. OED vexed annoyed] adj. angry: That woman vex with me for nothing! (Eleu.). (Black) ◊ ln the Bahamas vex is of a far ...

  • Definitions starting with V: vini
    Entry: /viyiníy/ [cf. Haitian vini idem (FaMe 1974) from Fr. venir to come] v. imperative. come! (used with Haitians) (Eleu.) vini parlé /viyníy pahléy/[Haitian from Fr. ...

  • Definitions starting with V: virginia
    Entry:  [from vagina, influenced by virgin, Virginia; cf. reference to US state of West Vagina (Mayag.)] n. vagina. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kaprang
    Entry: (Nassau); kaprank (Mayag. Inagua); kapring (Eleu); kaprink (San Sal.; [probably imitative of the rattling or banging noise made by such a vehicle] n. an old, ...

  • Definitions starting with K: khaki
    Entry: [from its color] n. a fish, the seargeant major (Abudefduf marginatus, A. saxatilis). (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kill the sin
    Entry: [cf. SIN fault] v. phr. to say that something was no one's fault. (Andros, Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kinny-kinny
    Entry: [evidently from a now obs, form kin skin (DJE idem)+ —y diminutive or archaic creole suffix (cf. '-EE); cf. current Skinny, skinny, you know me—I ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kitty-gut(s)
    Entry:  [cf. CATGUTS idem ] n. a forward somersault: Jump or turn kitty-guts (Eleu.). ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kotty
    Entry: [cf. GOTTY got to; devoicing of /g/ to /k/ is supposed to be characteristic of speech on Harbour Island, a cay off Eleuthera] auxiliary v. ...

  • Definitions starting with Y: Yabby
    Entry: [probably from RABBY ] n. 1. a folk-tale character: 1895 O, B' Yabby, knock dis ting fah me (Edwards 88). (Eleu., Inagua) 2. another name ...

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