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  • Definitions starting with P: picker
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. OED pick over select the best from a group] a scavenger; a person who rummages through refuse for useful articles. (Nassau) 2. [W ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pick somebody's mouth
    Entry: [Atlantic; a calque: cf. Twi tie nano (lit. pick mouth) elicit information (K. Aboagye p.c.)] v. phr. to get information by engaging someone in seemingly ...

  • Definitions starting with N: Names (place names)
    Entry: The names of many Bahamian islands and settlements go back hundreds of years and serve as reminders of earlier periods of the islands' history. The ...

  • Definitions starting with N: Nassau
    Entry: [named after Nassau, a former duchy now part of Hesse, Germany; its Dutch line of rulers took the title of Prince of Orange and included ...

  • Definitions starting with N: Nago Nanga, N'onga, Nungo, Nago
    Entry:  [Pan-Creole; cf. DJE Nanga, Nago a Yoruba negro, from Ewe anagó idem; also "term of contempt originally applied by Creole blacks to African-born slaves; now ...

  • Definitions starting with N: Nango Town
    Entry: [cf. NANGO Yoruba, referring to settlers; the tribal name may have become generalized to include all liberated Africans] n. an area originally settled by NANGOS ...

  • Definitions starting with N: Nassau boy or girl, man
    Entry: etc. n. Nassauvian; inhabitant of Nassau: 1936 Wen Nassau man reach [to apply for a job], I-lun Mun man bin dere an' gone (Dupuch 15). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with N: Nassau roach
    Entry: n. the small, one-inch cockroach, Blattella germanica, as opposed to the large DRUMMER ROACH. = AMERICAN ROACH, CHINESE ROACH, HITIAN ROACH (Black)   ...

  • Definitions starting with N: Nassauvian
    Entry: /nasóhviyan/ (Gen.); /nasúwviyan/ (Eleu.) [from Nassau, by analogy with e.g. Peru, Peruvian] n. a native of Nassau: 1888 Nassauvian (Powles 195). ◊Nassauvian is considered acrolectal ...

  • Definitions starting with N: nastiness
    Entry: [W Car.; OED, moral foulness or impurity; grossness, obscenity] n. sexual perversion: They say the boys-dem do nastiness in that old shack-house (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with N: native bag
    Entry: [from its local manufacture] n. a large shopping bag with handles, made of broad strips of STRAW¹  loosely woven together. (Nassau, Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with N: neither
    Entry: [Car.; OED idem q 513] conj. nor; or (followed by noun phrases as well as clauses); I don't like the entertainers, neither their type of ...

  • Definitions starting with N: New Guinea
    Entry: [cf. the Guinea Coast of West Africa, the principal source of slaves] n., Obs. name of a settlement of free blacks east of Nassau (modern ...

  • Definitions starting with N: New Providence
    Entry: [see quot.] n. the island on which the Bahamian capital of Nassau is located: 1880 As far as is known, the first discoverer of the ...

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