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  • Definitions starting with B: back
    Entry: n. 1. [euphemism] bladder; ability to hold one's urine: 1904 To strengthen babies' backs (i.e. kidneys) and keep them from wetting their beds, give them ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back
    Entry: prep. [from use of the adverb without a locative preposition] in, on (a town or island one has left): She live back Long Island. (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: backa-do'
    Entry: See TOBACCO DOVE. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back-land
    Entry: [US lands lying behind the more settled or accessible areas DAB] n. the area inland from a coastal town; the interior of an island. = ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back country
    Entry: [US in reference to the 'backs' of colonies facing the Atlantic Ocean DAE 1755 n. the area inland from a coastal town; the interior of ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back of the bush
    Entry: [cf. BUSH 1 forest] n. phr. deep in the forest, away from other settled areas: Haitians are usually found in the back of the bush. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: back street, back road, back corner
    Entry: [cf. US back street a street lying in a back area or running behind the main buildings in a town; back road a road, esp. ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad
    Entry: adv. [Atlantic; an African calque: cf. Mandingo A ka nyi ko-jugu (lit. It is good badly) It is very good (Dalby 1972:177) or Shona zvakáipa ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad-bad
    Entry: [W Car.; from bad + reduplication cf. Yoruba burukuburuku (lit. bad-bad) very bad(ly) (Oyedeji p.c.)] adj. very bad; of the very worst kind: She bad-bad—don't ...

  • Definitions starting with B: badder
    Entry: [Car.; cf. BAD; OED, obs. comparative of bad, US dial. idem ADD] adj. worse: He badder dan you, boy (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: badge
    Entry: /baj/ n. I. [from barge /bahj/?] a sea pen for keeping conchs alive.= CRAWL (Grand Bah., San Sal.) 2. [from batch] a batch, as of ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad hair
    Entry: [Car.; cf. Car. Sp. "pelo calificado de malo de negro" (Alvarez Nazario 1974:358); from obsolete value system in which things African were bad and things ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad-head
    Entry: [a calque; cf. HEAD (IS) NOT GOOD] adj. forgetful; stupid; mentally unstable: 1936 Dat bad-head woman on d' radio name Gracie Allen (Dupuch 23). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with B: bad-mouth
    Entry: /bad mawt/ v. [Gul. idem; calque from e.g. Vai da na ma, lit., a bad mouth, i.e. a curse (Turner 1948:7) or Mandingo da-jugu or ...

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