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  • Definitions starting with G: Gambier
    Entry: [probably after John Gambier, Governor 1758-60 (Craton 1962:145)] n. a village west of Nassau said to have been settled by liberated slaves from ships intercepted by the British ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gang
    Entry: [cf. US Black gangster marijuana (Major); probably from ganja] n. marijuana, Cannabis sativa. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gap seed: pick up gap seed
    Entry:  (Black); catch gap seed (Exuma) [cf. 1811 D VT gapeseed sights, any­thing to feed the eye: "I am come abroad for a little gapeseed"; cf. also ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gaulin
    Entry: /góhlin/, golden /gówlin/, goulding, galding [Car.; cf. Scots gawlin a fowl less than a duck CSD] n. various herons: the green heron, Buto­rides virescens; the little blue heron, Florida ...

  • Definitions starting with G: Geechee
    Entry: /gíychiy/ [cf. Gul. "giJi gici the Gullah dialect; one who speaks Gullah; cf. Mende gidzhi a country called Kissy (Liberia)" (Turner 1949:194); cf. US dial. South "geechee, geechy ...

  • Definitions starting with G: generation property or land
    Entry: [cf. GENERATION 1] n. land held jointly by all of the original owner's descendants: 1980 Generation land was given by a land-owner in the 19th century to ...

  • Definitions starting with G: get
    Entry: v. 1. [W Car.; also NYC dial.; cf. OED get to acquire (wealth) absolute] to receive (absolute): Don't worry 'bout that-people will get (Nassau). (Black) 2.   [Car.; cf. OED, ...

  • Definitions starting with G: get
    Entry: Other idioms with get in its common meanings include: get behind somebody to do something [Car.; cf. keep after somebody to do something and BEHIND after; cf. also Twi ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gi, gie, gee
    Entry: /gi/ v. 1. [Atlantic; cf. DJE give "often reduced in dial. (as also in English, Scots, US, etc. dial.) to /gi/] to give: 1936 Gie: give (Du­puch 125). 1966 ...

  • Definitions starting with G: giant wasp
    Entry: /jáyan wahs/ n. a two-inch long, yellow wasp (sp?) with a bad sting. = KING WASP (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gillembo
    Entry: /gílembow/ (Berry); gellabo /gélabow/ (Nassau) [W Car.; cf. MCC gilamba Prov. gálembo (Washabaugh 1974:161), Belize gilanbór (Dayley), all (blue) parrot fish] n. a fish, the ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gin or gin up
    Entry: /jin/ [cf. Krio kot-εn-joyn (cut and join)to cut cloth and sew a dress badly or roughly KED; cf. OED gin to catch in a gin ...

  • Definitions starting with G: girl, gyirl, gyal, gal
    Entry: /goyl, gyol, gyal, gal/ n. 1. [cf. Car. gyal; cf. Brit. dial, gal girl EDD; "The palatalized /ky/ and /gy/ before front vowels were first ...

  • Definitions starting with G: give
    Entry: See GI'. Also in the following idioms: give a hell [cf. US Black "Ah don't give a dam pity hell" (Van Patten 1931:30)] phr. to ...

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