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  • Definitions starting with C: cat boil
    Entry: [Car. idem, stye on the eyelid] n. a boil on any part of the body: She got two cat-boil--­one on the face and one on ...

  • Definitions starting with C: catchers' kisses
    Entry: also kissing catchers [cf. CATCHERS] n. a variation in the game of tag in which the catcher kisses the one caught: The children who's go ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cat-eyes
    Entry: [cf. Cam. pusi-ay eye of a mulatto or albino CCD and Jam. puss-eye albino Negro (the allusion is to the squinting eyes) DJE but cf. ...

  • Definitions starting with C: catnip
    Entry: (White); capnit (Black); catnit (San Sal.) [cf. W3 catnip different genus] n. an aromatic plant, Salvia serotina, used medicinally: 1978 (Higgs 8). Worm-da-fuse and catnip, ...

  • Definitions starting with C: ceement
    Entry: /síyment/ [US dial. South, Black idem ADD] n. cement: The ceement for our house already done hard, so it ain't no more good (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: centipee
    Entry: /sénapiy/ [Atlantic; cf. also US dial. South santy fay, Santer fee ADD, santapee (Ayres 1950:77); OED "centipie, centapee in W. Indies and early navigators was prob. from ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cerasee
    Entry: /sérasiy/, sorasee /sóhrasiy/ [W Car.; "etym. unknown—poss. fr. Fr. céracé waxy, but. cf. Twi nsuró a climbing vine" DJE] n. a vine, Momordica charantia, with yellow flowers and ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chairman
    Entry: n. the master of ceremonies of a church fundraising CONCERT, who announces hymns and the running total of donations, and in some places (especially San Sal.) acts as ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chalk: that's chalk
    Entry: [possibly from OED chalk mark or score made with chalk in various games, i.e. something is so firmly planned that it may as well have already ...

  • Definitions starting with C: change
    Entry:  [from small change] n. bus fare: [a jitney driver] I want change from all those that just got on (Nassau). (Nassau, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: charcoal
    Entry: [OED, oxidized residue of burnt wood] adj. (of persons) having a grayish-brown com­plexion (used mainly by older people). cf. DUSTY (Ragged, Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: Charles Town
    Entry: [after Charles II, King of England 1660-85] n. former name of Nassau: In 1664 . . . the Spaniards forthwith attacked and practically demolished Charles Town ...

  • Definitions starting with C: check (1)
    Entry: [cf. Scots chack of the teeth: to chatter with cold CSD] n. a chill; a cold contracted from exposure: 1936 (Dupuch  121). She get soak ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chee-chee
    Entry: (Mayag., Inagua); chim-chim (Nassau) [cf. DJE chichi bud (imitative) a singing bird cf. also Yoruba tintin sp. of small song bird (Oyedeji p.c.)] Also chimmy ...

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