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  • Definitions starting with G: gun
    Entry: [cf. W Car. gun-foot long, narrow trousers DJE; cf. Krio gonmot (gun mouth) very slim and tightfitting trousers KED; cf. Scots gun-sleeves sleeves wider at ...

  • Definitions starting with G: gutless
    Entry: (Black); gutlish (Andros); gutlin' (Exuma) [cf. Vir. glus ravenous (Roy 1974), Gul. gútlin greedy (Hancock 1969: 45); cf. OED gutling glutton obs. except dial.; Scots ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jacko
    Entry: [W Car. a credulous person; cf. also JACK 2] n. 1. a somewhat contemptuous term of address: Jacko --da's what you call a guy who ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jack up
    Entry: v. phr. 1. [cf. Brit. slang idem DES, Scots jeck to neglect a piece of work CSDI to ruin (a piece of work): [student asking about ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jam (1)
    Entry: [US Black, to make exciting music, to have a good time socially (Major); OEDS 11, to play in a jam (session), to improvise (a tune); cf. also ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jam (2)
    Entry: [cf. Krio dzham to be stalemated, from nauti­cal jam (Hancock 1969:25); cf. OED, to wedge so as to prevent movement; cf. also US slang jam predicament DAS] ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jamaica man
    Entry: [Car.; cf. MAN] n. a man from Jamaica: 1940 One Jamaica man come t' Nassau (Dupuch 111). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jar (2)
    Entry: [cf. OED ajar half open (of a door)] v.t. to keep (a door) open by placing an object in the doorway: Jar the door with a rock (San ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jaw-bone breaker
    Entry: [cf. Vir. jaw bone a native candy (Farr 108); cf. W3 jawbreaker a round, hard candy] n. an all-day sucker (a large lollipop): Them big jaw-bone breaker bad for ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jebim
    Entry: [etym. uncertain, but cf. OED jeroboam large bowl or bottle] n. lemonade. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Jesus, Jesus Christ, or Christ
    Entry: [Car. DJE; cf. Gul. every God one (Turner 1949:267)] emphasizer: Every Jesus t'ing root up (Nassau). Not one Christ t'ing (Exuma). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jitney
    Entry: [cf. US Black jitney taxi (Walker 1956: 200); cf. OEDS I "the Jewish slang term for a nickel [5 cents].... jitney bus derives its name from jitney ...

  • Definitions starting with J: job depression
    Entry: n. an economic depression; wide­spread unemployment. (Nassau, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: John Brown
    Entry: [MCC idem; cf. DJE Old John the Devil; evidently from the US South, where the name of John Brown (abolitionist, 1800-59) was equated with that ...

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