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  • Definitions starting with A: argiment
    Entry: /áhgimen/ [cf. ARGIE and OED argument to argue obs. →1637] v. to argue: 1936 Me an' Unkle Gabe wuz stannin' up by d' market tawkin' ...

  • Definitions starting with A: arm
    Entry: /ahm/ [W Car.] n. armpit; upper arm, as opposed to HAND hand and arm below the elbow. (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with A: aroot
    Entry: /áruwt/ [from Arawak aru-aru meal of meals, assimilated to arrow and root, the tubers having been used to absorb poison from arrow and other wounds] ...

  • Definitions starting with A: arsenicker
    Entry: /ahsníka/ [etym. uncertain, but cf. Sp. asnico little ass, perhaps from its cry] n. the great blue heron, Ardea herodias: 1880 (Cory 166). = MORGAN ...

  • Definitions starting with A: ary
    Entry: /ári/ [US dial. idem from e'er a ever a DARE] adj., Obs.? any: 1895 Dey ain't ary man in de worl' can pull me in ...

  • Definitions starting with A: ashes water
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. ASHES and US Black "Ashes takes up from de body de disease" (Smiley 1919:358)] n. water mixed with ashes to bathe the ...

  • Definitions starting with A: ashes wood
    Entry: [DJE different sp.; cf. ASHES] n. a shrub, Cassia alata?; the wood is burned, then ground into a powder applied on ringworm. = RINGWORM BUSH ...

  • Definitions starting with A: ass
    Entry: [Car.; cf. Vir. move you rass and Cr. Fr. ko (from Fr. corps body) in bougé ko-ou same meaning (Highfield p.c.) and Trin. Sp. cuelpe ...

  • Definitions starting with A: at
    Entry: prep. 1. [also Guy. (Rickford 1976:34) and US Black (Parsons 1917b:224); cf. OED at to obs.→ 1601] to: 1918 He came at the gate, started ...

  • Definitions starting with A: August Eve (night)
    Entry: [from earlier celebration on the eve of August 1] n. a holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in the Bahamas on August I, 1834: 1895 ...

  • Definitions starting with A: August Monday
    Entry: August Monday (Black), August Holiday (White), August Day (Nassau) [from celebration on the first Monday in August] n. phr. a holiday commemorating emancipation. cf. AUGUST ...

  • Definitions starting with A: Aunty Wicky
    Entry: [cf. Vicky, diminutive of Victoria, and /w, v/ alternation, plus AUNTY 1] n. an affectionate name for Queen Victoria, popularly associated with emancipation, which occurred ...

  • Definitions starting with A: autograph tree
    Entry: [from custom of writing one's signature on its leaves] n. a tree (Clusia rosea) whose leaves retain permanently the imprint of marks, writing, etc. = ...

  • Definitions starting with A: avogado
    Entry: /avagáda, abagáda (Inagua); abakáda (Exuma); apakáda (Mayag.); alvakáda (Inagua)/ [cf. Guatemalan Sp. avocate (in contrast to standard Sp. aguacate) WFF and OED avogato 1697] n. ...

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