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  • Definitions starting with P: pity-ma-dick
    Entry: (Black); piramidig [cf. DM pirarnadig idem "echoic for the bird's cry"] n. a bird, the nighthawk (Chordeiles minor): 1880 Little night-hawk„ .Pira-mi-dink (Cory 107). 1910 ...

  • Definitions starting with P: plant
    Entry: [Trin. idem (Broadbridge 1980:11); by passivization] v. to be planted: Peas and beans does plant together (Cat). ...

  • Definitions starting with P: planting stick
    Entry: n. a long pointed stick used to make holes to plant seeds, etc.: 1966 (Otterbein 25). You take you little planting stick and you juck ...

  • Definitions starting with P: play
    Entry: in the idioms: play 'bout (Andros); play 'round (Eleu.) [OED play to divert oneself] phr. to stand about conversing on a street corner (usually of young ...

  • Definitions starting with P: plenty-plenty
    Entry: [DJE idem; by reduplication of PLENTY] adv. a great deal (emphatic). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: poco-poco
    Entry: [Car.; cf. Am. Sp." Cómo te va?" "Pa­co a poco": "How's it going?" (i.e. "How arcyou?") "Little by little" (i.e. "I'm making it—one day at a time"); cf. ...

  • Definitions starting with P: poisonwood
    Entry: [from its poisonous sap and fruit] n. a tree, Metopium toxiferum: 1731 (Catesby 40). 1895 pison-wood tree (Edwards 64). = GALL WOOD (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pop
    Entry: v. [Car.; also US dial. South WEA, Black (Smiley 1919:371); OED, to burst with a pop] 1. ...

  • Definitions starting with P: porgy, porgie
    Entry: /póhgi/ [Car.; from Sp., Port. pargo sea bream DJE] n. a fish, Calamus sp.: 1731 porgy (Catesby 16). 1782 trumpet fish, porjes (Bruce 46). 1909 ...

  • Definitions starting with P: Pregnancy and Birth
    Entry: Bahamians love children; it is considered a great misfortune to be BARRENT or a BOAR STAG. A man who fathers a child every year is ...

  • Definitions starting with P: pretty
    Entry: [W Car.; OED, handsome arch., Brit. dial. North, Scots idem EDD) adj. handsome (no con­notation of being delicate): She said: "I got me one pretty boy [of ...

  • Definitions starting with P: program
    Entry: n. a CONCERT of hymns in a church to raise funds: He had a program. . .down to Gospel Hall (Cat). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with P: Providence
    Entry: [see quot] n. early name of the island of New Providence (Oldmixon 1741). 1880 Cap­tain William Sayle... was driven into the harbour of Nassau by stress of ...

  • Definitions starting with P: publish: the publish
    Entry: [cf. DAE publish to publish the banns of marriage] n. the public notification of marriage posted on a church door: 1966 (Ot­terbein 46). (Gen) ...

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