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  • Definitions starting with F: fair-skin
    Entry: [Car.; cf. OED fair of complexion and hair: light as opposed to dark] adj. having a light brown complexion and soft, wavy hair: Plenty Long Island ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fall away
    Entry: [Gul. idem (Writers' Program 1940:94), Bajan to lose weight (Collymore); cf. Krio fol to appear old and wrinkled KED; cf. OED fall away to lose flesh or ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fambly, family
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. Car. fambly, Kilo fambul KED; US dial. famhly ADD family: 1918 For de fambly to get somet'ing to eat (Parsons 154). (Black) 2. [Pan-Creole cf. Krio ...

  • Definitions starting with F: Family Islands
    Entry: [from the idea that all the Bahamian islands form a single family] n. a term adopted since independence in 1973 to refer to all the ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fast
    Entry: /fas/ adj. [Car.; cf. DHS fast impudent; cf. also Scots fast intimate, forward CSD] presumptuous, meddlesome, quick to intrude: She too fast. She go right ...

  • Definitions starting with F: father
    Entry: n. [W Car.; Krio idem KED; from the term of address; cf. similar use of Sp., Port. padre] a Catholic or Anglican priest: Ask the ...

  • Definitions starting with F: father-giver
    Entry:  [Bajan idem (Collymore); cf lbo inna nayen (lit, father giver) idem (Okolo p.c.)] n. the man who gives away the bride at a wedding: 1966 ...

  • Definitions starting with F: father-in-law
    Entry: [Car.; Brit. dial. Mid idem EDD] n. stepfather. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: feather
    Entry: v. 1. [OED idem obs. except dial.] (of birds) to get feathers: Those chicks beginning to feather (Nassau). (Black) 2. [probably by semantic extension of ...

  • Definitions starting with F: feel
    Entry: v. Also feel like 1. [cf. OED, to feel like (doing something); to feel like it.(colloq.) idem] to have an inclination (absolute): You can do ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fertilize
    Entry: /fótalayz/ [US dial. South idem ADD] n, fertilizer: Fertilize is the hest thing to put on the garden to make it look healthy (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: festation
    Entry: [from infestation by apheresis] n. infestation: That dog have flea festation (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: Festivals
    Entry:   The Bahamian festival which outshines all others is JUNKANOO, a heady mixture of fantastic, colorful costumes and exuberant African rhythms which both starts the year ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fever
    Entry: [OED, a morbid condition of the system, characterized by undue elevation of the temper­ature] n. a cold; any ailment: 1888 "I'se had de feber." She does ...

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