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  • Definitions starting with W: wild spice
    Entry: n. the allspice tree, Pimenta dioica. = SWEET SPICE cf. SPICE TREE (Nassau, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wingey
    Entry: /wínji/ [W Car,; cf. WINGE] adj. small, puny: He give me one li'l wingey piece o' melon (Nassau). cf. SQUINCHY, TINCHY (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wing-worm
    Entry: n. 1. [from the wing-like appendages with which it propels itself] a sea creature, the pteropod (Clio sp.): 1788 Two species of wing- worms (Clio), the ...

  • Definitions starting with W: witch
    Entry: [OED idem →1801; from the attributive n.] adj. bewitched: 1918 It was a witch cocoanut (Parsons 96). (Inagua, San Sal.) -n. in the phrase: work witch (US Black ...

  • Definitions starting with W: witchy
    Entry: [OED idem; cf. Scots witchy witch-like EDD] adj. 1. magically endowed: 1966 (Crow­ley 29). (Black) 2. like (that of) a witch: That cat lookin' all skinny and witchy [of ...

  • Definitions starting with W: withery
    Entry: /wídari/ [cf. OED idem, wilting, inclined to wither rare] adj. (of people) wrinkled from age: They got some withery old woman live in that same ...

  • Definitions starting with W: within myself
    Entry: [cf. OED within oneself mentally, without outward expression] phr. as for me; privately: Within myself I do agree with some of the people's complaints (COB). ...

  • Definitions starting with W: Wong
    Entry: [from a Chinese surname well known in Nassau] n. a Chinese person (slang). cf. LEEKIE (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wood-gather
    Entry: [cf. OED wool-gathering indulging in wandering thoughts or idle fancies; influenced by wood] adj. absentminded: My head get all wood-gather (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with W: woods
    Entry: [from the mass noun] count n., pl. pieces of wood; boards: If a hurricane is coining, cover all the glass windows with woods (COB). Plywoods (Nassau). cf. ...

  • Definitions starting with W: work your head
    Entry: [cf. OED work to exercise (a faculty)] phr. to use one's intelligence: 1936 Nassau peepul cud wurk dey head (Dupuch 86). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: worsest
    Entry: /wó(y)sis/ [Car.; dial. in Brit. (EDD), US (ADD)] adj., adv. worst: Tha's the worsest I ever see him look (Nassau). (Gen) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: worth
    Entry: /wo(y)t/ [W Car.] v. to be worth: 1940 Y' toughts don't worth a cupshell (Dupuch 49). That old kaprang he call he bicycle can't worth nothing ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wumpers, wampus, wampers
    Entry: /wómpaz/ [cf. Cay­man warn pers idem (Fuller 69)1 n. sing. or pl. a sandal made from the rubber of a car tire: 1942 The wampus is cut out ...

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