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  • Definitions starting with H: high yellow
    Entry: /hay yála/ [also US Black (Major), dial. ADD; cf. Car, high colour idem DJE, perhaps akin to high high in the social scale DJE, + ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hip
    Entry: [cf. West African English use of hips in reference to the buttocks (Hancock 1981:7); a euphemism favored by women for mixed company] n. buttocks: 1918 ...

  • Definitions starting with H: Hitian
    Entry: /háyshan/ [cf. Fr. haitien /aiysye/ idem] adj. Haitian: He gota be verkin Hitian vitch (Brown 33). (Gen.) —n. 1. [from the large number of illegal ...

  • Definitions starting with H: Hitian dressing
    Entry: [ from Bahamians' perception of Haitians' taste in clothing] n. clothes of many bright, contrasting colors: To the fair she wear all them different color ...

  • Definitions starting with H: Hitian roach
    Entry: n. the small, inch-long cockroach (Blattella germanica), as opposed to the DRUMMER ROACH. = AMERICAN ROACH, CHINEE ROACH, NASSAU ROACH (Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hit on
    Entry: [also US Black (Loman 1967:46)] v. phr. to hit, strike (a person): She hittin' on him (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hoggish
    Entry:  [Car.; cf. Brit. dial. Mid hoggish snappish, obstinate EDD; cf. also HOG argue] adj. ill-tempered; irritable: That man down so, he real mean and hoggish ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hog lice
    Entry: n. sing, or pl. the woodlouse, Armadillidium vulgare, a gray insect which lives under stones and can roll its body into a ball: That's a ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hog pepper
    Entry: [Krio idem (Hancock p.c.)] n. a large variety of chili pepper, Capsicum sp. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hog-sty, hog-style
    Entry: [from merger of sty(e) inflamed swelling at the margin of an eyelid, and sty(e) pen for swine; second form influenced by style] n. a sty ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hog up
    Entry: v. 1. [Belize idem (Dayley); cf. OED hog to appropriate greedily, US slang] to eat greedily, taking mor than is needed: She ain't take care ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hold (1)
    Entry: v. 1. [OED, to occupy, be in (a place): 1704 "One who holds the very next aparment"] to be temporarily lodged: They can't hold in ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hongry
    Entry: /hóhnggri/ [cf. US Blak "Hungry is to be just hungry; hongry is to be famished" (Johnson 1972: 143); also US dial. South WEA; evidently from ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hook up
    Entry: [cf. US colloq, tied up idem] phr. 1. held up; delayed: Sorry I late-I get hook up at home (Nassau). (Black) 2. (of clothing) too ...

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