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  • Definitions starting with G: glass bottle
    Entry: (Gen.); grass bottle (Eleu.) [Car.; cf. DJE grass bottle idem] n, pieces of broken glass: 1928 [riddle) Ol' England dead an' never rotten. Glass bottle ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gloves
    Entry: [cf. Krio wan an glovs (one hand gloves) one of a pair of gloves KED, and Prov. glubz glove (Washabaugh 1974:161)] is., sing. or pl. glove: She found ...

  • Definitions starting with G: go (1), ga, ger, gon, guh
    Entry: /go(n)/ [cf. (to be) going (to do)] preverbal marker, indicates future action: 1978 I gun be on der park (Smith 4). I go see 'im later (Nassau). I ...

  • Definitions starting with G: Goat-catcher
    Entry: [from the local livelihood as goat-herd] n. nickname for a native of Rum Cay: Goat­catcher--they's the people from Rum Cay. It suppose to be plenty wild goat ...

  • Definitions starting with G: God-angel
    Entry: [from cherubic faces] n. street urchin. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gone
    Entry: v. [Car.; from gone, going, go on] 1. to be going: 1895 I might as vwell gone too (Edwards 73). Man, I gone! [said on the way to ...

  • Definitions starting with G: good hair
    Entry: [Car.; US Black idem DAS; from obsole­scent value system in which things African are bad and things European are good; cf. Haitian bo cheve idem (Gaujean p.c.)] ...

  • Definitions starting with G: good head
    Entry: [Car.; cf. US colloq. "He has a good head for math" and Twi owo tire (lit. he-has head) he is intelligent (K. Aboagye p.c.); cf. Ibo ...

  • Definitions starting with G: goombay, gumbay
    Entry: /gumbéy/; gumbee /gúmbiy/; gambee [cf. Kongo ngoma, nkumbi drum DJE; Swahili ngoma idem (Perrott); Twi gumbe Ghanaian drum music (K. Aboagye p.c.); the form gambee may have been ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gossips
    Entry: n. pl. gossip; rumors: In Nassau you can always hear a lot of gossips (COB). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: got
    Entry: [from have got have (emphatic)] v. 1. to have (also as infinitive): 1936 Dey didn' got time t' han' out invites (Dupuch 49). cf. GOT TO (Exuma) 2. (cf. ...

  • Definitions starting with G: grabilicious, gravilicious
    Entry: [W Car.; "evidently from grabble" DJE; Bahamians derive this from grabby + avaricious] adj. greedy: 1977 (Jones 19). That gravilicious boy eat all the food from ...

  • Definitions starting with G: grace
    Entry: [OED, to honour; cf. W3 honor your partner to salute with a bow in a square dance] v.t. to bow (to one's partner in dancing a quadrille): ...

  • Definitions starting with G: grace the meal, grace the table
    Entry: [cf. OED grace to say "grace" over (a meal) obs. → 1644] v. phr. to say grace: You shouldn't eat without you grace the table (Nassau). (Exuma, Nassau) ...

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