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  • Definitions starting with I: in-a
    Entry: /ína/ [cf. Atlantic ina, na in (Hancock 1969: 65) and Haitian nã and Papiamentu na idem; cf. Port. na in the (feminine), supporting the theory ...

  • Definitions starting with S: saboy
    Entry: [of. OED Savoy biscuit thin sugar-coated biscuit, + /b, v/ alternation] n. a kind of coconut tart. (Nassau, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with I: inside
    Entry: prep. in (a book, newspaper, etc.): I read it inside one book (Nassau). (Gen). -- adj. or adv. [cf OUTSIDE illegitimate] (of offspring, siblings, etc.) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: last
    Entry: /las/ [cf. DJE las' y last or youngest child;Krio las sista youngest sister KED] adj. youngest (in a family): my las' sister (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lated
    Entry: [Car.; Gul. idem (Writers' Program 1940:31); OED, belated poetical; Brit. dial. North idem EDD] adj. 1. late; behind time: 1936 Well, dey havin' wun champain ...

  • Definitions starting with I: instead
    Entry: [OED, only adv. or with of] conj. instead of (doing, etc.): The girls just have illegitimate children, making the city more populated, instead they try ...

  • Definitions starting with I: iron
    Entry: [by analogy with ironing clothes] v. to straighten hair with a hot comb. cf. CONK, PRESS (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with I: is (2)
    Entry: /is/ introducer 1. [Atlantic; although lexically derived from a contraction of it is, the source of the syntactic function is Proto-Creole *da or *na; cf. ...

  • Definitions starting with I: island
    Entry: n. 1. [by abbreviation of OUT ISLAND] any Bahamian island except New Providence (con-sidered too sophisticated to be an island). = OUT ISLAND, FAMILY ISLAND, ...

  • Definitions starting with I: island boy (girl, man, people); islander
    Entry: [cf. ISLAND] 1. n. a Bahamian from any island except New Providence (connotes a rustic): 1935 Havin' mo' fun dan a I-lun man in a ...

  • Definitions starting with I: it
    Entry: [cf. HE, HIM, he, she, it, her, they] pron. 1 . her: 1966 He take out the King daughter, and going with it (Crowley 117). ...

  • Definitions starting with Q: quadrille
    Entry: /kwadríl/ [Vir. idem (Roy); OED → 1862] n. a folk dance performed by sets of couples: 1978 Quadrille. . .[done to] the heel-and-toe polka, the ...

  • Definitions starting with Q: Quakoo
    Entry: /kwákuw/ [Car.; cf. DJE "Quakoo...cf. Twi Kwàkú, a male belonging to Wukú, personal Genius, because he was born on Wukúda, the fourth day...day. name for ...

  • Definitions starting with Q: quality
    Entry: [W Car.; OED, a body of persons of a certain rank obs. → 1636] n. kind (of person): This quality people (Nassau). (Black) ...

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