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  • Definitions starting with L: leave
    Entry:  [cf. LEFF leave, by hypercorrection] v. left (over): 1966 There's one more hand [of ba­nanas] leave (Crowley 53). Ain't nothing leave (ibid 113). (Black) leave away [from a blending ...

  • Definitions starting with Y: yellow-breast
    Entry: (Exuma, Nassau); yellow-chest (Eleu.)  [from its plumage] n. a bird, the bananaquit (Coereba flaveola): 1977 (Albury 27). BAHAMA SPARROW, BANANA BIRD 1, CHEE CHEE, JIN1Y ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mark
    Entry: v. I. [OED, to put a mark upon] (of mothers) to disfigure the unborn child by looking at a picture of a disfigured person: 1966 ...

  • Definitions starting with M: market bird
    Entry: [cf. MORGAN] n. a bird (sp?): Market bird have long legs and long bill (Exuma). (Exuma, Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: marriage life
    Entry: n. married life: I ask him how was marriage life; he say O.K. (Nassau). (Nassau, Inagua) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: marry
    Entry: [cf. DJE II marrying the blending of rum of different kinds; by analogy] v. to pollinate (plants) by hand: 1977 Pumpkins were pollinated by hand, ...

  • Definitions starting with M: marsh potato, mash potato
    Entry: [from its marshy habitat and potato-like tubers, influenced by mashed potatoes] n. a creeping plant (Ipomaea pea-caprae?). (San Sal., Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mash (up)
    Entry: v. 1. [Atlantic; cf. Brit. dial. North idem EDD; cf. US Black mash his face (i.e. strike) (Smiley 1919:365)] to strike, smash; to spoil, destroy: ...

  • Definitions starting with M: matter
    Entry: [Car.; cf. OED, heed, mind obs.; cf. Brit dial. North, West matter to care about: "We did not matter his remarks" EDD]v. to worry about, ...

  • Definitions starting with D: doorkeeper
    Entry: [cf. doorman, gatekeeper] n. door-man; attendant at doors, as at a supermarket: That door-keeper like look at people hard (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with W: walking sticks
    Entry:  [OED, a stick carried in the hand when walking] n. pl. stilts. = JOHNNY WALKERS, STICKS (Nassau) 216 ...

  • Definitions starting with W: waller
    Entry: /wála, vála/ v. I. [Car.; cf. OED wallow idem rare; Scots waller to roll on the ground CSD, also US dial. ADD] to roll about ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wass, wasses
    Entry: /wahs, wahsiz/ [cf. W Car, was wasp; cf. US dial. South wassies wasps ADD; from simplification of final consonant cluster of wasp, then addition of ...

  • Definitions starting with Y: yellow grits
    Entry: [ cf. YALLER 2] n. coarsely-ground guinea-corn meal.= GUINEA-CORN GRITS, ISLAND GRITS, NATIVE GRITS, RED GRITS (Nassau) ...

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