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  • Definitions starting with D: done
    Entry: /don/ preverbal marker. [Atlantic; this form probably derives from an African completive marker such as Mandingo tun (Dalby 1972:180) converging with English done; cf. OED ...

  • Definitions starting with D: done-done
    Entry: [completive DONE + DONE v. 3] adj. overcooked: This fish taste stink. It mussy done-done (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with D: done-grow
    Entry: [completive DONE + grow] adj.  short of stature; runty: He twenty-nine an' four foot nine, so errybody say he done-grow (Nassau). You done-grown bitch! (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with D: don't
    Entry: [Car.; cf. US Black don't supposed to, don't got, etc.; also "We don' on nat chapter" (Loman 1967:94); an invariant negator masking NA, No] negator, ...

  • Definitions starting with D: don't-care, don't-care-'f-I, donkeyfy
    Entry: dóhngki(fay)/ [cf. Atlantic don't-care casual (Hancock 1969: 44); cf. Sra. donkedonke unconcerned WST, Bajan dontcarish (Collymore 40), Guy. doan-kay-damn (Rickford 1976:12); also US dial. South ...

  • Definitions starting with D: doody
    Entry: /dúwdi/ [cf. Car. duudu idem, also Brit. DJE; cf. US Black do-do (Walker 1956: 117); NYC doody idem (from Do your duty?) in doody-head etc. (M. Klein p.c.)] ...

  • Definitions starting with D: doof
    Entry: /duwf/ [from dwarf] n. a short person: A person who short we could call a little short doof (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard on
    Entry: adj. phr. addicted to: When he gets to the age of 13 or 14, he will be hard on drugs and can't get off (COB). ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-to-learn
    Entry: [cf. LEARN teach] adj. lacking intelligence: That boy too hard-to-learn (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hard-(to)-pay
    Entry: [cf. W Car. hard-pay man DJE] adj. said of someone who does not repay debts: You can't trust him. He hard-pay (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: have
    Entry: v. 1. [Pan-Creole (Bickerton 1981:66); cf. Trin. it have there is (Ottley 45); cf. Brazilian Port. tinha (lit, it had) 'there was' vs. Port. havia ...

  • Definitions starting with H: head (is) not good
    Entry: [Car.; cf. lbo isi adinama (lit, head not-good) idem (Okolo p.c.); cf. Yoruba ori kò dara (lit, head not good) idem (Oyedeji p.c.)] phr. (a ...

  • Definitions starting with H: health: see your health
    Entry: [by euphemism] phr. to start menstruation: 1963 When I asked another female patient about the general state of her health, she answered, "Oh, I sees ...

  • Definitions starting with H: heard-of lie
    Entry: n. rumor, gossip: I wouldn't sell you no heard-of lie (Nassau). ...

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