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  • Definitions starting with D: donkey weed
    Entry: [DJE idem "like thyme, good for tea"] n. a plant used as a medicine for foot sores by drinking or direct application. ...

  • Definitions starting with D: donkey years
    Entry: ; donkey days [cf. YEARS ear; a pun on the long ears of donkeys and the idiom LONG YEARS; the link is no longer apparent ...

  • Definitions starting with D: don't
    Entry: [Car.; cf. US Black don't supposed to, don't got, etc.; also "We don' on nat chapter" (Loman 1967:94); an invariant negator masking NA, No] negator, ...

  • Definitions starting with D: dooder
    Entry: /dúwda/ [pl. dooders; cf. DOADUS] n. a woman's breast. (Andros, Long, White) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: harge
    Entry: /háhgi/; hargement /háhgimen/ [cf. ARGIE /hági/ argue] n. argument: 1985 Tell 'im de hargemen' B' Helephat an' 'im had ... De harge vwat you an' ...

  • Definitions starting with H: haul-back
    Entry: (Black); hold back (White) [cf. Scots haal hold CSD; from the hooked prickles that catch and hold the passer-by] n. 1. a shrub, Mimosa bahamensis, ...

  • Definitions starting with H: head (is) hard
    Entry: [Gul. idem (Gonzales 1924:9); also Guy.; an African calque; cf, Twi tiri muden, Igbo isike, both (lit, head hard) stubborn (Bick-ford 1976:167)] phr. to be ...

  • Definitions starting with H: head (is) not good
    Entry: [Car.; cf. lbo isi adinama (lit, head not-good) idem (Okolo p.c.); cf. Yoruba ori kò dara (lit, head not good) idem (Oyedeji p.c.)] phr. (a ...

  • Definitions starting with H: healing plant
    Entry: [from its medicinal properties] n. the aloe, Aloe vera: (Hannan 25). ALOES, ALAVIS, BELLY-ACHE PLANT, PAIN-A-BELLY BUSH (San Sal., Inagua) 57. aloes, alawis, hallavis 309. belly-ache plant ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hear
    Entry: v. 1. Atlantic; cf. US Black idem in "I hear you, man" (Grove); an African calque: cf. Twi wó tè brofô (lit, you hear English) ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hedgehog
    Entry: See EDGEHOG 818. edge-hog ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lace edge
    Entry: [from appearance] n. a style of plaiting narrow strips of STRAW together tightly, forming large double hoops on the edge (Bannister display). (Gen.) ...

  • 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: macasee
    Entry: /mákasiy/ [etym. uncertain, but cf. Djuka máaka portent (Alleyne 39) and LA Fr. macandal African witchcraft (Germain 1976: 294), possibly influenced by Make I see ...

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