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  • Definitions starting with B: bud (2)
    Entry:  [W3, something likened to a bud, esp. in shape] n. an individual clump of hair forming a braid (usually in reference to men's dread locks), ...

  • Definitions starting with B: build
    Entry: /bil/ v. 1. [W Car.; by passivization] to be built: Dat church buil' in 1936 (Nassau). (Black) 2. [Jam. idem (Cassidy p.c.)] to make (clothes): ...

  • Definitions starting with D: death make no promise
    Entry: [i.e. appointment] n. phr.death can strike at any time. <Nassau> ...

  • Definitions starting with D: deep
    Entry: adj. 1. [Pan-Creole; cf. Krio dip "of language: supposedly pure, unadulterated, original" KED; Port. Cr. of Guine-Bissau "un creole dit fundu (profond)" (Kihm 14) cf. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: build up for broke down
    Entry: phr. to expect too much, thus ensuring disappointment: When you 'spect too much from you chirren, all you doing is building up yourself for broke ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bull-skate
    Entry: [cf. US Black bullskating to brag (Major); cf. OEDS II bullshit to bluff, and skite North. dial. cognate of shit (Cassidy p.c.)] v. 1. to ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bully (net)
    Entry: [cf. Gul. "net (bullet all aroun')" (Parsons 1923:167) from use of lead shot to weight net?; cf. also OED bully to overweigh (of ships)] n. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bump
    Entry: n. [W3, a swelling of tissue usually resulting from a bump; cf. Brit. colloq. bumps acne] a swelling caused by acne: The girl get plenty ...

  • Definitions starting with B: burst
    Entry: /boys/ [ in reference to ejaculation; cf. Krio wata bos 'water bursts': water comes out in a spate, suddenly and unexpectedly KED] v. (of men) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bush: go wild in the bush
    Entry: v.phr. (of whites) to have sexual relations with blacks. (Nassau, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bush Medicine
    Entry: Modern DOCTOR MEDICINE was traditionally often difficult to obtain on the more remote Bahamian islands, and it was often prohibitively costly even for those living ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bushy beard grass
    Entry: [from appearance] n. a coarse grass, Andropogon glomeratus: 1920 (Britton 14). = BED GRASS (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bus(t) up
    Entry: /bos op/ [cf. Vir. idem (Roy 1974); Krio boses idem KED; also Scots bust to beat CSD, US bust to punch W3] v.phr. to give ...

  • Definitions starting with B: by (2)
    Entry: [from use as prep, introducing non-embedded participial phrases; NYC idem (Hunter student essays)] participial phrase marker: By him allowing her to come into his life ...

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