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  • Definitions starting with N: nanny
    Entry: /náni/, narny /náhni/ [cf. DJE nany, nene "from Twi nene to discharge the bowels", cf. also Common Bantu *-ni- to defecate (Carter p.c.) and Car. ...

  • Definitions starting with M: Mr. Grunduv
    Entry: /místa gróndav/ [from GROUND-DOVE, apparently from portrayal of Holy Ghost as a dove] n. a mythical being worshipped by children in make-believe religious services with ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mice (2)
    Entry: [cf. MOIST mildew, by the sound shifts in hice hoist, i.e. /ohy/ to /ay/ with simplification of final consonant cluster] n. mildew (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mind: my mind tell me
    Entry: [also Trin. (Ottley 71), Gul. (Rhame 1933:41); cf. also my mind give me idem in Guy. (Yansen 39), Krio (Hancock p.c.); a calque: cf. Yoruba ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mines
    Entry: [Car.; US Black (Burling 50); cf. Scots mine's idem EDD] poss. pron. mine: Hey man, i's like this: this is mines an you ain't get ...

  • Definitions starting with M: Mister Grunduv
    Entry: See MR. GRUNDUV ...

  • Definitions starting with M: Mistress
    Entry: [Car.; OED, used vocatively (obs. exc. arch.) or as a title of courtesy (in early use also with the Christian name) of a married woman, ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mix fool with sense
    Entry: [cf. FOOL n. foolishness] v. phr. to attempt to deceive someone by interspersing lies with the truth. (Exuma, San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mix plait
    Entry: n. a style of weaving STRAW1. = SHINGLE AND LARD. (Crooked) ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mojo
    Entry: /mowjow/ [cf. Gul moco idem, from Fula moco'o medicine man (Turner 1949:198); cf. also US Black "mojo: originally 'magic spell, charm, amulet' (including 'spell cast ...

  • Definitions starting with M: moonshine baby
    Entry: [Atlantic; cf. MOONSHINE moonlight + baby; from the circumstances of the game] n. a children's game: 1976 For days children collected a quantity of broken ...

  • Definitions starting with M: more'n
    Entry: [from more than but cf. DJE na than, from Scots na, nor idem; this may represent a single-morpheme calque of an earlier form pass of ...

  • Definitions starting with M: mostest
    Entry: [from most + -est marking superlative (cf. WORSEST); also US dial. ADD] adv. or adj. most: 1895 Who could dive de mostest could have de ...

  • Definitions starting with M: Music
    Entry: Today young Bahamians JAM and BOOGIE to the disco, rock and reggae music heard from New York to Kingston. The traditional music of the Bahamas ...

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