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  • Definitions starting with B: ball up
    Entry: [from balled wadded together] adj. of skirts or trousers that are too large: bulkily tucked in around the waist: He haddy ball up he pants ...

  • Definitions starting with B: balm
    Entry: [OED idem arch.] v. to embalm (a corpse): 1980 (Dorsett 13). (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bamboo
    Entry: (Andros, Long); bamboo mast, bamboo raft (Andros); bamboo pole (Inagua); bamboo sisal (San Sal., Mayag.); bamboo tree (Adelaide) [from the resemblance of its tall flowering ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bank up
    Entry:  v. phr. to save (money): He banking up he money to go off to school (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: banny-sinkle
    Entry: (Andros); boungy-sticker or panny-sinky. (Nassau) [origin uncertain, but cf. Sar. asiíka, small crab, and folk etymology; cf. also Pap. panekrab crab (Hoyer 27) and Am. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bar: come over the bar
    Entry: [alluding to a sand bar (now removed) in Nassau harbor] v. phr. to come from abroad: 1940 Dey trus' enybuddy who come over d' Bar ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bark
    Entry: n. [OED, the rind, husk, or shell of fruit and grains obs. → 1661] the husk of a coconut: 1978 Remove inner bark from any ...

  • Definitions starting with B: barks
    Entry: n. pl. 1. pieces of bark. (Andros, Eleu.) 2. husks of coconuts: Carvings made from coconut barks. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: barrent
    Entry: [from barren, by hypercorrection of final consonant cluster (cf, wan' want)] adj. (of women) infertile: I hear say she barrent—das why she ain't got no ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bar-tender
    Entry: [from the n.] v. to tend bar: He was bar-tendering. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: basket wood
    Entry: [cf. US basket willow (Salix viminalis) DAE] n. a tree (sp?) whose twigs are used in weaving fish traps. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bat
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. Irel. bat moth EDD] n. a large, dark moth of the family Noctuidae: When one of them bat come in the house, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bath suit
    Entry: /baht suwt/ [also Vir. (Roy 1974) and Belize idem (Dayley 1979] n. a bathing suit. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: batter
    Entry: n. [cf. BATTER (UP)] a board used to batten up windows before a hurricane: the batters or shutters. (Nassau, San Sal.) -- v. especially in the ...

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