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  • Definitions starting with F: fish
    Entry: [OED, except in the compound shellfish, the word is no longer commonly applied in educated use to invertebrate animals] n. fish, as well as sea creatures ...

  • Definitions starting with F: Fishing
    Entry: Bahamians have always found the sea more profitable than the land. Shallow waters suitable for small-scale FISHENING can be easily reached from all settlements; even near Nassau there ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fish pot
    Entry: [OED a wicker basket for catching fish] n. 1. a floating cage of STRAW1 or wire for keep­ing fish alive after they are caught. cf. FLOAT, SCOW, ...

  • Definitions starting with F: five!
    Entry: /fayv, fay; occasionally fayl (Eleu.)/ [Car.; cf. DAS take five call for a five-minute break] intj. call for a rest in a game: Catch a five (Black). Take ...

  • Definitions starting with F: flamper, flamber
    Entry: [cf. Sra. fambow torch WST; OED flambeau torch, also US dial. ADD; cf. Scots, West, nautical flamboy idem CSD, DSS, and possibly US Black fiat lamp ...

  • Definitions starting with F: flour cake
    Entry: n. a sweet pastry made of flour, water, sugar: Mama-dem use to bake flour cake (Cat). ...

  • Definitions starting with F: Folklore
    Entry: The folklore of the Bahamas, like other aspects of its culture, has its roots in both Europe and Africa and is closely related to that of both ...

  • Definitions starting with F: fool-fool
    Entry: /fuw fuwl, fuwl fuwl/ [W. Car.; Krio idem KED; by reduplication of FOOL adj.] adj. very foolish: The gal so fool-fool till she believe the man story ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rally
    Entry:  [OED to revive, rouse; Scots rally to go to and fro in disorder CSD] v. to march or STRUT (single file or by twos with arms ...

  • Definitions starting with R: ram's horn
    Entry:  [from the shape of seed-pods] n. a tree, Pithecellobium unguiscati: 1889 (Gardner 379). 1977 P. guadelupense (Patterson 375). = TEAR COAT(Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: freshness: do freshness
    Entry: [cf. FRESH adj. 3] phr. to fornicate (child's term): We catch them in-a bush doing freshness (Nassau). cf. RUDENESS (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with F: funky
    Entry: adj. 1. [US Black idem (J. Hassan p.c.); cf. OED funk a strong smell or stink obs. -4-1725; US dial, funky idem: "[A negress's] strong smell, black ...

  • Definitions starting with C: camallamee
    Entry: See GUM-ELEMI. ...

  • Definitions starting with C: camp
    Entry: (Gen.); campus (Andros) [cf. Sra. kampoe hut, forest camp WST; MCC kyamp idem; DAE camp temporary quarters used when hunting, engaged in lumbering, mining, etc.] n. 1. a hut ...

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