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  • Definitions starting with B: batty-hole
    Entry: [Belize idem (Dayley 1979); from BATTY + hole] n. anus. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bay rush
    Entry: n. a seashore plant, Zamia angustifolia or Z. pumila: 1889 Bay rush . . . pith furnishes starch fit for food and for laundry purposes, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Bay Street Boys
    Entry: [from the name of Nassau's main commercial street] n. politically powerful white merchants of Nassau: 1962 (Craton ...

  • Definitions starting with B: be (1)
    Entry: [Car., US Black; from use after iterative marker DOES, later lost (Rickford 1974:96ff.)] v. 1. to be (habitually): 1929 I goes down dere, no matter ...

  • Definitions starting with B: beaching: go beaching
    Entry: v. phr. to go to the beach, especially to go swimming: The sea is so close to the settlement that I could have gone beaching ...

  • Definitions starting with B: beat (2)
    Entry: v. to strike, in the following phrases: beat around the bush [cf. US idiom and BUSH forest] phr. to live a hand-to-mouth existence with no ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bed grass
    Entry: n. a soft grass, Andropogon glomeratus, dried and used to stuff mattresses: 1910 Passed through a tract covered with what the men called "bed grass", ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bed head
    Entry:  [Atlantic; cf. OED, the upper end of a bed] n. the headboard of a bedstead: Whenever I go sleep inside a Mama bed, my head ...

  • Definitions starting with B: beef
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. 1811 DVT "To be in a woman's beef: to have carnal knowledge of her"] vagina: Look at the girl beef na! Specially ...

  • Definitions starting with B: been, bin
    Entry: /bin/ [Atlantic; form derived from Brit. dial. South been and marking past EDD, but its semantic and syntactic source probably African preverbal anterior markers, e.g. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: before-time, before-days
    Entry: [Car.; cf. OED before-times adv..- 1647] n. an earlier period: Before-time was better than now (Nassau). (Black) —adj. pertaining to an earlier period: Children of ...

  • Definitions starting with B: behind
    Entry: prep. 1. [also Jam. (U. May p.c.)] after, such as another word in a sentence: I don't understand the word come behind "seem" (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: being as
    Entry: /biyn as/ [Brit., US dial. idern EDD, ADD] conj. phr. because: I don't go there, being as it too expensive (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: belly
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Krio gεt bεlε', Peti-nègue gãyé labõt, Guine Port. Cr. teŋ bariigə, all lit. have belly, i.e. be pregnant (Hancock 1971:658); a calque on ...

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