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  • Definitions starting with W: wild guava
    Entry: [W Car. (Psidium guayabita); from the guava-like fruit] n. a shrub: 1905 Tetrazygia bicolor (Shattuck 207). 1920 Anamomis baha­mensis (Britton 306). 1977 Catesbaea spinosa (Patterson 63). Psidium longipes ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wild licorice, wild liquorice
    Entry: [DJE idem] n. a vine, Abrus precatorius, which smells of licorice: 1889 (Gardner 377). = BEAD VINE, BLACK-EYED SUSAN, MACKABEE, RED-EYE SUZY (Inagua, Exuma) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wind at somebody
    Entry: /wayn/ [cf. WIND 1] v. to gyrate the hips at somebody insultingly or provocatively. cf. BAKIMBA (Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wine purp
    Entry:  [cf. OED wind pipe, with the alternate pronunciation /waynd payp/, via simplification of the final consonant cluster of /waynd/ and hypercorrection of /ay/ in /payp/ to ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wing
    Entry:  [OED, occasionally applied to the enlarged fins of flying fishes; DHS wing an arm, nautical]. n. 1. the fin of a fish. (Mayag.) 2.   the wing-like front leg of ...

  • Definitions starting with W: wipe-off
    Entry: n. washing the body with a cloth without using a tub or shower: Catch a wipe-off (Exuma). = CAT WASH, COW BOY, WASH OFF (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with W: witchy
    Entry: [OED idem; cf. Scots witchy witch-like EDD] adj. 1. magically endowed: 1966 (Crow­ley 29). (Black) 2. like (that of) a witch: That cat lookin' all skinny and witchy [of ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fast
    Entry: /fas/ adj. [Car.; cf. DHS fast impudent; cf. also Scots fast intimate, forward CSD] presumptuous, meddlesome, quick to intrude: She too fast. She go right ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fast
    Entry: /fas/ conj, as fast as: Fast I grow them, somebody come rob me out of two or three (Cat). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: father
    Entry: n. [W Car.; Krio idem KED; from the term of address; cf. similar use of Sp., Port. padre] a Catholic or Anglican priest: Ask the ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fire-chip
    Entry: or chip [Car.] n. kindling wood: You could catch a fire with chip or with bramble (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fire-fire
    Entry: [NV Car.; cf. fire (up) to anger, by redupli­cation] adj. quick-tempered. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: first picker
    Entry: /fos píka/ [understood as the first to pick a fight, but this may be a hypercorrection: cf. Krio pik fos to start an argument (cf. English fuss) (Hancock p.c.)] ...

  • Definitions starting with F: first-time
    Entry: [Atlantic; "abbreviation of such a phrase as in the first times" DJE] adv. long ago. (Black) —adj. ancient: It was the first-time people who leave pots and things in ...

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