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  • Definitions starting with C: Crab-catcher
    Entry: n. 1. [DJE idem; from diet] a heron, Nycticorax nycticorax: 1960 (Bond 36). = GAULIN, NIGHT GAULIN (Black) 2. [from the custom of catching the numerous crabs in ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cracker
    Entry: [cf. US Black, white person (derogatory) (Folb); DAE, a poor white, esp. of Georgia; sup­posedly from cracking of whips or corn] n. a poor white or near-white ...

  • Definitions starting with C: crazy hill
    Entry: n. a psychiatric hospital formerly located on a ridge overlooking Nassau: 1936 Dey'll probably sen y' up t' de crazy hill fer observa­shun, den sen'y' down ...

  • Definitions starting with C: crib
    Entry: [DHS, abode, bed; US Black crib one's home or room (Major); OED, small habitation, cabin; a narrow room] n. a very small wooden house. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: Cromanty
    Entry: [Car.; DJE idem "from the name of a town and settlement area of the Gold Coast, variously spelt Coromanti, Kormantyn...a negro brought from and identified ...

  • Definitions starting with C: crotch
    Entry: (Andros, Exuma); crutch (Inagua) [cf. US crotch DAE, Brit. crutch OED, both pole or prop with a forked top; the fork of the human body] n. 1. a ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cubie
    Entry: /kyúwbiy/ [from cube + -y/-ie diminutive suffix) n. a folded paper kite: Little children like to make cubie kites (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cup
    Entry: n. sweet, flavored water frozen in a small paper cup with a stick: Dis summer you could make plenty money sellin' cup (Nassau). The Kool-Aid is ...

  • Definitions starting with C: curb
    Entry: /koyb/ (Eleu., White); curbs (Exuma); scurbs (San Sal., Inagua); scrubs (Mayag.); curve (Nassau) [etym. uncertain, but cf. scurf anything like scales adhering to a surface W3] n. ...

  • Definitions starting with C: currency
    Entry: [cf. Bajan currency shilling (Collymore); OED currency the local shillings and pence, of less value than sterling money, formerly used in various British colonies (including America)] n. a former ...

  • Definitions starting with C: curry-favor (for) somebody
    Entry: [cf, OED curry- favourer flatterer obs. → 1563] v. phr. 1. to give somebody an unfair advantage at work because of personal connections: The boss curry-favor ...

  • Definitions starting with C: curved accent: have a curved accent
    Entry: [etym?] phr. to use US Black slang. (Nassau, Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cush-cush
    Entry: /kush kush/ [cf. DJE khus-khus cf. OED cuscus the long fibrous aromatic root of an In­dian grass...a perfume made from the grass Vetiveria zizenoides. . .1935 "an ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cut
    Entry: v. 1. [OED, to lash; cf. also Haitian koupe to cut; to whack HCEFD] to strike: 1966 He broke a little switch, started cutting him ...

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