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  • Definitions starting with Q: quarm, quorm
    Entry: /kwohm/ [probably from squirm wriggle, by simplification of initial consonant cluster] v. 1. to walk in an affected manner (as of a woman showing off ...

  • Definitions starting with Z: zemi
    Entry: /zémi/ [cf. Taino zemí spirit helper, god (Taylor 1977:21)] n. spirits of the forest, household, dead, etc. associated with the Lucayans, the Amerindians that formerly ...

  • Definitions starting with Z: Zion
    Entry: [possibly from a Biblical reference used by Rastafarians] n. a term of address to a male peer (youth slang): 1974 (King 26). cf. LION (NASSAU) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jack
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. Krio jak familiar address for any male friend KED; also US Black (Claerbaut); W3 pal, buddy ... usually used in address; cf. Brit. ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wait on
    Entry: [Car.; OED, obs. →1694, also US dial. ADD] v. to wait for: Erry time Rob drop me to them, he's gotty wait on me (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with V: vendor
    Entry: [Car.; OED, seller (legal term)] n. a market stall holder, selling produce, STRAW WORK, etc. (the usual Bahamian term): A lot of them vendor you ...

  • Definitions starting with V: Vendue House
    Entry: [cf. Sra. fandisi WST, SA vendusie a public auction, from Dutch vendutie; cf. also DJE, ADD vendue idem, Gul. "Wanjue Range ...Vendue Range, the old ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kag
    Entry: /kag, kyag/ [cf. OED, 1678 "Kag or keg"; also Scots CSD, US South ADD] n. keg: 1918 Kag of butter (Parsons 1). cf. KEG DRUM ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kaprang
    Entry: (Nassau); kaprank (Mayag. Inagua); kapring (Eleu); kaprink (San Sal.; [probably imitative of the rattling or banging noise made by such a vehicle] n. an old, ...

  • Definitions starting with K: Kataya
    Entry: /kataya/ [thought to be an African tribal name] n. a group of people (like YORUBAS, CONGOS, etc.). (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with K: keep
    Entry: [Atlantic; "locally current in US" DJE] v. to hold (a ceremony); to carry out (an activity) in the prescribed manner: 1918 They were keeping the ...

  • Definitions starting with K: keep my (his, our, etc.) company
    Entry: [Atlantic; probably from earlier Cr. poss. adj. of same form as object pronouns] v. phr. keep (a person) company: Please keep my company 'cause out ...

  • Definitions starting with K: keg drum
    Entry: /kyag drom/ [cf. KAG; from construction] n. a drum made from a wooden barrel covered with goat-skin: 1978 (Bethel 40). (Nassau, Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with K: king wasp
    Entry: /king wahs/ [in reference to its size] n. a two-inch long wasp (sp?) with a bad sting. = GIANT WASP (Nassau) ...

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