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  • Definitions starting with H: hold (2)
    Entry: in various idioms: hold back. See HAUL BACK. hold down [Car.] phr. to rape. (Black) hold up [OED, to keep from falling] phr. to keep a grip on ...

  • 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 O: oars
    Entry: /owz/ [from the plural] n. sing, or pl. an oar at the stern of a small boat for sculling. = SCULLING OARS (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with O: Obeah
    Entry: Obeah in the Bahamas is not a religion like voodoo in Haiti, but the two do have elements in common. Both involve a belief in ...

  • Definitions starting with H: Household Articles
    Entry: Bahamian homes were traditionally furnished simply with many homemade items since goods of foreign manufacture were difficult to obtain. These are now being replaced by ...

  • Definitions starting with H: hungry
    Entry: /hónggri, hóhnggri/ [Atlantic; by shift of syntactic category] n. hunger: 1918 He couldn' bear no hongree no more (Parsons 27). 1936 If hungry ever hit ...

  • Definitions starting with H: huss
    Entry: [from OED husk to remove the husk from, by simplification of final consonant cluster] v. to winnow. (Black) —n. husk; unusable outer part of vegetables, ...

  • Definitions starting with I: i
    Entry: See HE. ...

  • Definitions starting with I: Ibo
    Entry: See EBO. ...

  • Definitions starting with I: icening sugar
    Entry: [cf. ICENING; cf. Brit. icing sugar idem, from its use in making icing] n. confectioner's sugar. (Inagua, Nassau). ...

  • Definitions starting with I: if
    Entry: conj. 1. [Car.; from the use of if in the indirect quotation of questions] introduces questions: Moma say if you go? [i.e. she is asking ...

  • Definitions starting with I: Ilathera
    Entry: [cf. ELEUTHERIA ] n., Obs. an eighteenth-century name for Eleuthera, a major island of the Bahamas: 1731 The islands of Andros and Ilathera (Catesby 30). 854. ...

  • Definitions starting with I: in
    Entry: prep. [note that the early form na (cf. IN-A) was a general locative prep. corresponding to 'in, on, onto, at' etc. (Hancock p.c.)] 1. [Trin. ...

  • Definitions starting with I: in-a
    Entry: /ína/ [cf. Atlantic ina, na in (Hancock 1969: 65) and Haitian nã and Papiamentu na idem; cf. Port. na in the (feminine), supporting the theory ...

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