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  • Definitions starting with S: sip-sip
    Entry: [cf. Car. susu idem, from Twi susùw kã to utter a suspicion DJE; Vir. shushu idem (Roy 1974); cf. also Haitian chwi-chwi-chwi whispering (gossip) HCEFD; ...

  • Definitions starting with S: slam-bam
    Entry:  [DJE, immediately; from quick preparation] n. a bologna sandwich: Slam-barn just make out of sausage and bread—no mayonnaise and thing (Nassau). <Black> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: slang
    Entry: [OED, language of a highly colloquial nature] n. 1. the creolized English of the Bahamas, usually called Bahamian dialect: They speak a longer slang [i.e. ...

  • Definitions starting with S: Slavery
    Entry: The Bahamas never had the large-scale plantations found elsewhere except for the brief period from about 1785 to 1805 when American loyalists tried to raise ...

  • Definitions starting with S: slavery-time
    Entry: [cf. BEFORE-TIME adj.] adj. pertaining to the period before emancipation: They say they was slavery-time people (Nassau). <Black> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sleep
    Entry: [from asleep, by apocope] adj. asleep: 1966 I be sleep (Crowley 121). <Gen.>  I ain't sleeping on him [from the lack of awareness of one sleeping] ...

  • Definitions starting with S: slick
    Entry: adj. 1. [OED, in good condition (of animals); cf. US slang slick chick an attractive, well-dressed hep girl DAS] attractive (of girls). <Black>  2. [Belize, stealthy ...

  • Definitions starting with S: slide
    Entry: [US Black DAS; OED, colloq. to make off, orig. US 1859] v. to leave: Let's slide (Nassau). Let's slide on (Inagua). <Black> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: slippers
    Entry: n. 1. [W Car.; Gul. idem (Parsons 1923: 120); from the plural] n. sing. or pl. slipper: 1918 Dat golden slippers (Parsons 160). <Black>  2. also ...

  • Definitions starting with S: slippery dick
    Entry: n. 1. [W3 different sp.; from smooth skin] a fish, Iridio bivittatus: 1905 (Shattuck 314). <Black>  2. [from mucilaginous juice of berries] a plant (sp?) with ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sloop
    Entry: v. [cf. OED slop to lap up noisily, now dial.; cf. also US slurp idem W3] to drink noisily: 1977 (Jones 19). I hate that ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sloops
    Entry: [cf. OED slops refuse liquid; Scots sloop to dash water from a vessel] intj. imitative of the sound of a splash: The dog dive in ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sloopy
    Entry: [cf. SLOOP slop and OED sloppy watery and disagreeable] adj. of a semi-liquid consistency: She makes her grits too sloopy (Nassau). <Black> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: smell: you must be smell yourself
    Entry:  [cf. Trin. smell yourself think you are an adult (Winer); cf. Guy. smelling yourself putting on airs (Yansen 41); nautical smell the spot bend over ...

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