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  • Definitions starting with L: lawful
    Entry: [cf. Krio loful pikin legitimate child KED; OED, of offspring: born in lawful wedlock, e.g. "lawful issue"] adj. (of children) legitimate: I'm the lawful one! (Eleu.), (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lazy tree
    Entry: [OED lazy applied to things, places, or conditions favourable or appropriate to laziness] n. a large shade tree with a bench for resting and conversing. cf. GABBY-BENCH, ...

  • Definitions starting with L: leave-over
    Entry: [W Car.; by hypercorrection of LEFF leave] n. 1. left-savers, food. (Eleu) 2. an inherited wardrobe: leave-over clothes (Eleu). cf. BANG-BANG ...

  • Definitions starting with Y: yellow-breast
    Entry: (Exuma, Nassau); yellow-chest (Eleu.)  [from its plumage] n. a bird, the bananaquit (Coereba flaveola): 1977 (Albury 27). BAHAMA SPARROW, BANANA BIRD 1, CHEE CHEE, JIN1Y ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pabble-delicious
    Entry: [probably from palatable; cf. PALLITARY] adj. delicious. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: married
    Entry: [Atlantic; cf. prep. in MCC He married with her and Sp. Se casó con ella idem or Haitian li marye avèk li idem TDKF] v. ...

  • Definitions starting with M: massage boy
    Entry: /masij bohy/ [evidently from Scots message boy errand boy OED, in sense of attendant] n. a love-lorn boy who follows a girl around. (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: matches
    Entry: [Atlantic; from the plural] n. sing. or pl. match (to strike fire): 1918 Goin' look fur a matches to come back to ketch fire (Parsons ...

  • Definitions starting with W: walk about
    Entry:  /wohk bawl/ [MCC; cf. Krio meri-wakabot 'Mary walk about' a woman fond of not staying at home KED; cf. n. 2.] phr. to go out ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wash-off
    Entry: [US dial. South, a bath ADD.] n. a bath with a wash cloth without a tub or shower: Catch a wash-off (Eleu.) cf. CAT WASH, ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wash-tub bass
    Entry: [cf. TIN-TUB BASS for description] n. a musical instrument. (Eleu.) cf. ...

  • Definitions starting with O: Obeah snake
    Entry: [cf. OBEAH witchcraft] n. 1. any snake put under a magic spell to guard property against intruders and thieves: 1936 I-Jun peepul is sump'n cud ...

  • Definitions starting with W: watch
    Entry: [cf. Krio wachpοt 'watch pot' to sit around a pot on the fire, hoping to receive some of the meal KED] v. (of a visitor ...

  • Definitions starting with W: watch your stitches, watch your ass
    Entry: [cf. DHS watch out idem; cf. ASS as quasi reflexive] v. phr. to be careful: 1973 Dey better watch their ass (Mis-sick 22). You better ...

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