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  • Definitions starting with H: hamlet
    Entry: [cf. DJE idem, different sp.; cf. Mexican Sp. amilote pescado blanco DJE] n. 1. a genus of fish, Hypoplectrus sp. (Gen.) 2. the young of ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hand
    Entry: /han/ n. 1. [Atlantic, Tok Pisin (Todd & Miihlhausler 1977:31); cf. Sao Tome Port. Cr. mo hand and arm, cf. Port. mão hand (Ivens Ferraz ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hand-glove
    Entry: [cf. similarly redundant hand-elbow DJE] n. glove: I only wear hand-gloves to a wedding or funeral (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hand go, hand come
    Entry: [Atlantic; cf. Twi Benkum hohoro nifa (lit, left-hand washes right-hand) idem (K. Aboagye p.c.); cf. also LA Fr. yon lanmain doue lave laute 'one hand ...

  • Definitions starting with H: Handicrafts
    Entry:  For many years most Bahamians had to make for themselves everything from houses and boats to household articles. While a great deal of creative energy ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hang
    Entry: [Krio idem (Hancock p.c.); cf. OED, to let droop or bend downward, used intransitively] v. (of trees) to be laden with fruit: That tree hangin' ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard
    Entry: adj. 1. [from the stiffness of heavy cloth dried under a tropical sun] (of clothes on a line) dry: Pick the clothes in-they hard (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-head
    Entry: adj. 1. [Atlantic; cf. US Black "A powerful bad boy, always in devilment ... damn hard headedness" (Faucet 1927: 270); cf. also Hatian tête dure ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-lucked
    Entry: /hahd lókid/ [cf. Car. bad-lóki(d) idem DJE, and hard luck] adj. unlucky: He too hard-lucked (Nassau). And they don't tries to find out whether I ...

  • Definitions starting with D: doctor medicine
    Entry: [Krio idem KED] n. remedies prescribed by a licensed physician, as opposed to BUSH MEDICINE: 1978 It is an old Bahamian belief that there is ...

  • Definitions starting with D: doggy
    Entry: [cf. US Black puppy small penis (Folb)] n. penis (child's word; considered naughty): All them girls get crabby but they does ack like they get ...

  • Definitions starting with D: doggy after someone
    Entry: [cf. W3 dog v. follow indefatigably] v. phr. to follow someone about constantly: That child always doggyin' after his daddy (Nassau). <Black> ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dog up under someone
    Entry: [cf. doggy after, and the ingratiating tactics of a dog; also US dog up to roll a marble to a more advantageous position (Harder 1955:16) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-mouth
    Entry: /hand mawt/ [Krio idem (Hancock p.c.); cf. OED hard-mouthed obstinate, and good, bad, hard, etc. mouth, used with reference to a horse's readiness or the ...

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