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  • Definitions starting with B: bro-man
    Entry: [cf. BRO brother + MAN, both terms of address] term of address for a male peer: 1966 (Crowley 49). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bubba
    Entry: /bóba/ [Gul. idem (Gonzales 1922:291) or younger brother; cf. Krio bobo little boy (Hancock p.c.); cf. US dial. bub, bubby, bubber brother, used especially in ...

  • Definitions starting with B: buck
    Entry: [OED, a gay dashing fellow ... used also as a form of familiar address ... vulgarly applied to a nego man; cf. SA bok lover, ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bul, bulla, buller
    Entry: /ból(a)/ [OED bully dial. brother, companion] n. term of address to an older brother or a respected male peer: 1918 Bul Rabbit . . . ...

  • Definitions starting with M: ma, maw
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Réunion Cr. Fr. ma idem (Chaudenson 1974:40); "etym. probably dual: cf. Twi mmá; woman, coinciding with a reduced form of ma'am or of ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mama
    Entry: /máma/, mammy /mámi/ [cf. Car, máama, máami idem "cf. Twi mmá, mmaa woman, coinciding with English mamá or US máma" DJE; cf. also SA mama ...

  • Definitions starting with M: man
    Entry: n. 1. [Atlantic; cf. US Black "man as term of address; cf. similar use of Mandingo cε man" (Dalby 1972.182) and Scots man, mon CSD; ...

  • Definitions starting with M: manjack (1)
    Entry: (Inagua, San Sal.); main jack (Eleu.)[cf. US Black main man favorite male friend (Major) and JACK friend, perhaps influenced by Brit. every man jack everyone ...

  • Definitions starting with H: home-boy
    Entry: [also US Black (Major); cf. Haitian neg la kay (lit, home person) idem (L. Emile p.c.); cf. SA home boy mode of address or reference ...

  • Definitions starting with Z: Zion
    Entry: [possibly from a Biblical reference used by Rastafarians] n. a term of address to a male peer (youth slang): 1974 (King 26). cf. LION (NASSAU) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jack
    Entry: n. 1. [cf. Krio jak familiar address for any male friend KED; also US Black (Claerbaut); W3 pal, buddy ... usually used in address; cf. Brit. ...

  • Definitions starting with K: Kinship
    Entry: Traditionally the Bahamian family has tended to be large and close-knit, comprising a complex network of mutual obligations and resources, both social and economic. Relatives ...

  • Definitions starting with K: kyap
    Entry: [from captain] n. term of address for the captain of a boat. (Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pa
    Entry: /pah/ [OED, childish short form of papa father; US dial. idem ADD; cf. Haitian pè (Gaujean p.c.) and Reunion Cr. Fr. pa (Chaudenson 1974:40) idem] ...

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