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  • Definitions starting with W: watergate
    Entry: [DHS female pudenda; perhaps influ-enced by the CS political scandal of the 1970's; cf. EIDNE II] n. an American woman tourist, especially as courted by ...

  • Definitions starting with W: water-head baby
    Entry: n. a hydrocephalic infant: They get bout three water-head baby in the Princess Margaret Hospital (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: way: he ways on
    Entry: (Nassau); his way is on (San Sal.) [cf. Scots way anger CSD; DES in a way in a state of vexation] phr. He is in ...

  • Definitions starting with W: we
    Entry: obj. pron. [Car.; also dial. in Brit. (OED), US (ADD)] us: 1918 Let we go now (Parsons 117). 1966 All of we in the forest ...

  • Definitions starting with W: weak heart: have a weak heart
    Entry: [cf. OED weak-hearted lacking in courage] phr. to lack courage: He heart dead weak-he even ain' get the courage to face him (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wectation
    Entry: [from vexation] n. a state of anger or annoyance. (Nassau, Mayag.) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: well
    Entry: adv. 1. (Car. DJE; OED idem, formerly com-mon but now only in set phr., e.g. well aware] very, greatly (before adj., past participles): The Queen's ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wet or wet up
    Entry: v. 1.]cf. UP adv.] to drench: A truck come by and wet me up (Nassau). (Black) 2. to become wet: I aint wettin' [said by ...

  • Definitions starting with W: what
    Entry: /wa, va/ [Car.; also dial. in Brit. (Orton S5), US (ADD)] rel. pron. who, which, that: 1895 De boy met whole lot o' people swat ...

  • Definitions starting with W: what side
    Entry: [Atlantic; cf. SIDE] interg. where?, which way? What side he want me put it? (Nassau). cf. THIS SIDE, THAT SIDE, WHICH PART?, WHICH SIDE? (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: where, whey, way
    Entry: /we/ [Car.; cf. Brit. dial. North whe who, which EDD ] adv. 1. where? (interg): 1896 Whey Brer Bobby live? (Edwards 99). 1970 Mammie, way ...

  • Definitions starting with W: whether
    Entry: [by hypercorrection of if, equivalent else-where in quoted yes/no questions ("She asked if/whether. . .")] conj. if: Whether you have only a high school or ...

  • Definitions starting with W: which
    Entry: [cf. US Black "Takes smart mens put it up, which I'm not one" (Loman 1967:97); OED idem "in erroneous or illogical use"] conj.--like particle. introduces ...

  • Definitions starting with W: which part
    Entry: [Car.; cf, also Krio uspat idem (Han-cock 1969:66); cf. Port. Cr. ke šitu (lit, what place) idem (Ivens Ferraz 1979:72); probably a calque: cf. Igbo olεε ...

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