Search

1051 search results

Page 53 out of 76 Pages

  • Definitions starting with C: cut breast
    Entry: (Exuma); cut potatoes (Inagua) [cf. cutting teeth, and potatoes breasts] v. phr, to begin to develop breasts: She only nine and cuttin' breas' already (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cut-eye
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian kout je idem HCEFD; calque on an African idiom, e.g. Banyan A kpot a mak ne me (lit. she cut her eyes ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cut somebody
    Entry: v. phr. to withhold somebody's pay: His boss cut him (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cut up with somebody
    Entry: [W3 cut up show off, clown; but note quot. "She cut up with other men and after about a year ran off entirely"] v. phr. ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dose
    Entry: [i.e. of BUSH MEDICINE; cf. also Haitian this Potion TDKF] n. an evil spell: Put a dose on him (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with D: double bank
    Entry: [Car.; cf. nautical double bank to row two men on a thwart of a boat; to double-bank a watch is to put two men on it ...

  • Definitions starting with D: down
    Entry: [E Car., Gul. down away from the source point of the prevailing wind (Roy 1977:69); US to the south, but US dial. North down "in a northerly ...

  • Definitions starting with D: down so
    Entry: [cf. Sra. djaso here on the spot WST] adv. phr. there (with a gesture): That man down so, he real mean and hoggish when we go past ...

  • Definitions starting with D: draffy
    Entry: [cf. Gul draffy drafty (Writers' Program 1940:57); cf. draft and OED draughty abounding in currents of air] adj. 1. (of nights) humid, with dew: Last ...

  • Definitions starting with D: draft
    Entry: /draf/ [Vir. idem (Seaman); OED draught current of air, esp, in a confined place; def. 1 seems to derive from sitting in a draft, but ...

  • Definitions starting with D: draw (1)
    Entry: [Atlantic; Brit. dial. South draw brew (tea) (Orton L42); GED, to extract by infusion] v. to make (tea, coffee, chocolate): She say she goin' draw ...

  • Definitions starting with D: draw (2)
    Entry: [cf. v.t. to draw (lots) + passivization] v.i. (of ASUE) to become due; to be a participant's turn: My asue draw this week (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with D: draw hand
    Entry: [W Car.] v. phr. to make a leading or beckoning gesture: He draw his hand to the bush. (Nassau, Mayag.) ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dread
    Entry: /dred/ adj. [cf. Jam. Rastafarian talk "dread: true Rasta man; one who believes in Rasta religion; bad" (Pollard 1980:18); the term also refers to the ...

<< previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 next >>

Keyword

add search plugin

The most popular searches are: