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  • Definitions starting with B: ber
    Entry: See B'. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: beskard
    Entry: See BESTARD. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bestard
    Entry: /béstad/, beskard [cf. BEDSTEAD head-board] n. the headboard of a bed: When I jump in the bed, I knock my head on the beskard (Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bestard foot
    Entry: [cf. BESTARD] n. the footboard of a bed. (Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: best-best
    Entry: [Car.; cf. Sra. besbesi idem WST; cf. Port. Cr. miʎɔr-miʎɔr idem from Port. melhor best (Ivens Ferraz 1979:58) from best by reduplication] adj. very best: ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bestest
    Entry: /bésis/ [Car.; Brit., US dial. idem EDD, ADD] adj. very best: My boyfriend got the bestest car (Nassau). cf. MOSTEST, WORSTEST (Exuma, Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bibby
    Entry: /bíbi/, beeby /bíybi/ [US Black idem (A. Patur p.c.); cf. BOOBOO 4] n. 1. mucus in the corner of the eye: 1918 The cat came ...

  • Definitions starting with B: biddy
    Entry: [Gul. idem ADD; cf. Gul. bidibidi a small bird; a small chicken, Kongo bidibidi a bird (Turner 1949:191)] n. 1. a chick: 1977 Each family ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big-belly
    Entry: [Car.; cf DHS big-bellied far gone in pregnancy 1711; cf. also BIG, BELLY] n. pregnancy. (Black) —adj. pregnant: That big-belly woman soon ready to have ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big-big
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian gra-gra (Sylvain 1936:46 and Port. Cr. of Senegal grãdi-grãdi (Ivens Ferraz 1979:58) and reduplicated African forms, e.g. Kongo múpátipáti (Carter & Makoondekwa ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big copper
    Entry: [DJE idem] n. an old English penny: 1888 (Powles 158). cf. SMALL COPPER (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big coppice land
    Entry: [from big referring to high growth + coppice grove, copse W3] n., Obs? land supporting taller trees, vs. scrubland: 1905 The coppice is large and ...

  • Definitions starting with B: big-eye
    Entry: [Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian gwo je (lit. big eye) greedy HCEFD; US Black (Smiley 1919:358); calque e.g. Igbo aŋa uku (Turner 1949:233), Twi ani bre (Aboagye ...

  • Definitions starting with B: Big-eye John
    Entry: [from its prominent eyes] n. the squirrelfish, Holocentrus sp. = POP-EYE JOHN, JACK BRUSH (Gen.) ...

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