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  • Definitions starting with C: Conian
    Entry: /kowniyan/ [short for Abaconian] n. a native of the island of Abaco: He live in Nassau, but he is a Conian (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: Crab
    Entry: n. nickname for a native of Hope Town, Abaco. (White) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: creeter, creatur
    Entry: /kriytal/ critter /kríta/ [cf. Gul. creetuh idem (Gonzales 1924:17); US dial. creeter, critter livestock, wild animals DAE; Scots crettur a creature CSD] n. 1. any animal, including ...

  • Definitions starting with D: drunky
    Entry: [Belize idem (Dayley)] adj. like a drunk. (Nassau, Abaco) ...

  • Definitions starting with G: Gilator
    Entry: [possibly from a misreading of CIGATOO or ELEUTHERA] n. former name of an Island, perhaps Eleuthera: A [1627] grant of ... Abaco, Inagua, Mariguani and Gilator (Durrell 1972:18). ...

  • Definitions starting with G: girl-child, gyal-chil'
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Pap. mucha muhe (lit, child woman) idem (Loftman 1953: 29); possibly a calque; cf. Bambara den-muso (lit, child-woman) idem (A. Kihm p.c.) but ...

  • Definitions starting with G: Green Turtle
    Entry: n. nickname for a native of Green Turtle Cay off Abaco. (White) ...

  • Definitions starting with L: Lucaya(s), Lucayo(es)
    Entry: [cf. LUCAYAN and current Sp. Islas Lucayas and Fr. Lucayes the Bahamas] n. Obs. 1. former name of the Bahamas: 1601 They dressed a ship to cross ...

  • Definitions starting with L: Lucayoneque, Lucaioneque
    Entry: [probably a blend of Lucayon and Sp. yucayeque (Indian) village by a 16th century Antillean Sp. shift from /l/ to /y/ (Álvarez Nazario 1977: 46, ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rantamskeet
    Entry: [etym? but cf. US dial. North rantum scoot outing, picnic ADD; also OED rantum scantum harum scarum, disorderly obs. → 1780] n., Obs. a kind ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rope plait
    Entry: [cf. PLAIT braid] n. macrame. (Abaco, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with T: Topography
    Entry: The most enchantingly beautiful aspect of the Bahamas is the sea, which is never very far away. Standing on the BAY, one can look out ...

  • Definitions starting with S: skiff
    Entry: [OED, a small light boat] n. a pretty young woman (youth slang). <Abaco, San Sal.> ...

  • Definitions starting with S: Soldier Crab
    Entry: [cf. SOLDIER, perhaps from their withdrawn temperament, or alluding to a naval man-of-war's inhabitants] n. nickname for a native of Man-O-War Cay, Abaco: 1977 A Man-0-Warian, ...

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