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  • Definitions starting with S: smile with
    Entry: phr. to smile at (one another): She like smile up with people, then go talk behind they back (Nassau). <Black> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: smokey
    Entry: [cf. Belize Smokey Joe a dark person (Young); US Black smoke Negro (Van Patten 1931:31); DAS smoky (derog.) adj. Negro] adj. of a complexion not ...

  • Definitions starting with S: snook
    Entry: v. 1. [US dial. idem ADD] to steal. (Black) 2. to catch a turtle by rolling it on its back. (Nassau, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: so
    Entry: adv. 1. [Car.; "from English so … but sometimes with concurrent influence of African words and syntax—e.g. of Twi sò thus" DJE] thus (after adj. and ...

  • Definitions starting with S: soap bush
    Entry: [cf. DAE soap plant any of various plants whose parts can be used for soap] n. a plant, Ambrosia hispida: 1978 (Higgs 14). My grandmother does get soap bush when ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sobby
    Entry: (Eleu.); sabby (Andros, Nassau); subby (San Sal.) [cf. Brit. dial. North sob, sab to soak; US dial. South sobby sodden ADD] adj. (of rice) soggy and ...

  • Definitions starting with S: socks
    Entry: [Atlantic; from the pl.] n. sing. or pl. sock: My right-foot socks (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: soft
    Entry: adj. (of cooked grits) of a semi-liquid consistency: Soft grits taste better – it almost like gruel. cf. HARD (Nassau) –v. [OED idem obs. → 1340; cf. the general ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sometimey
    Entry: [US Black idem (Major); cf. sometimish in Trin. (Winer p.c.) and Vir. (Seaman)] adj. (of persons) moody, changeable: Some people so sometimey! Yesterday she talk to ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sorey
    Entry: [from sore + -y forming adj.] adj. covered with sores: 1918 You old sorey louse head (Parsons 20). Dale sister got some sorey leg (Nassau). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: souse water
    Entry: [OED souse cooked and pickled pig's feet or other meat; US dial. South idem WSC] n. the seasoned liquid for souse: 1966 (a song) Panka panka pemi ...

  • Definitions starting with S: spacy
    Entry: [OED, spacious] adj. having gaps, as between teeth: The chairs was spacy—there was plenty room between them (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: spell for something
    Entry: [cf. Brit. dial. spell (for) to strive to obtain by hints without directly asking EDD] phr. to try to get by hinting: She spelling for piece ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sperit passing
    Entry: [cf. Krio spirit pas, said when there is a complete silence KED] phr. said when a person is out of breath from running and can't speak. ...

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