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  • Definitions starting with M: mice (1)
    Entry: [Atlantic; from the irregular plural form (cf. TEET') n. sing. or pl. mouse: A mice is a baby rat (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: might could, mighta coulda
    Entry: [cf. Jam. maita kyan (Bailey 1966:45); also Gul. ADD; "I might could do it occurs in certain northeastern English, southern Scottish, and southern American varieties" ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mince
    Entry: v. 1. [OED, to chop up (meat, etc.) or grind small with a knife or mincing machine] to shred (e.g. crab meat, fish) with a ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mind: my mind tell me
    Entry: [also Trin. (Ottley 71), Gul. (Rhame 1933:41); cf. also my mind give me idem in Guy. (Yansen 39), Krio (Hancock p.c.); a calque: cf. Yoruba ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mines
    Entry: [Car.; US Black (Burling 50); cf. Scots mine's idem EDD] poss. pron. mine: Hey man, i's like this: this is mines an you ain't get ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mint vine
    Entry: n. a plant (sp?): 1977 For upset stomach mint tea, made from the mint vine, is a good soother (Albury 83). (San Sal., Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: miss and do something
    Entry: [cf. Scots miss but to fail to, to avoid CSD] v. phr. to do something accidentally: If ya miss an' break a egg, da's seven ...

  • Definitions starting with M: moi-moi
    Entry: /mohy mohy/; mai-mai, mi-mi /may-may [cf. Krio maymoy Nigerian bean dish, from Yoruba moimoi idem KED; cf. also Ibo moimoi peeled, ground black-eyed peas boiled ...

  • Definitions starting with M: molest
    Entry: /mowles/ [W. Car.; OED item obs. →1726] v. to annoy: If you don't molest my dog, my dog won't molest you (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: money
    Entry: [cf. OED monies in legal parlance or arch.] count n. a sum of money (used especially by children): Give me another money (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: money bat
    Entry:  [cf. BAT moth; from the spots on its wings resembling coins] n. a large, dark brown moth (sp?): Money bat is the obeah bat. That ...

  • Definitions starting with M: moon-full
    Entry: [W Car.] n. the time of the full moon: The moon-full is when the moon come out big-big and round (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: morning-morning!
    Entry: phr. And good morning to you! (in response to "[Good] morning!"). (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: motion
    Entry: [OED, a gesture acquired by training obs. →1809] n. dance movement: I did all sorts of motions on the floor (COB). Show me your motion! ...

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