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  • Definitions starting with C: chack
    Entry: See CHOCK. ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chain moray
    Entry: n. an eel, Echidna catenata: 1968 (Böhlke 87). (San Sal.) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chairman
    Entry: n. the master of ceremonies of a church fundraising CONCERT, who announces hymns and the running total of donations, and in some places (especially San Sal.) acts as ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chalk: that's chalk
    Entry: [possibly from OED chalk mark or score made with chalk in various games, i.e. something is so firmly planned that it may as well have already ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chancilla
    Entry:  /chánchila/ [from tarantula] n. 1. the large, hairy GROUND SPIDER, Theraphosidae sp. = GRAND SPIDER 2. an insect (sp?). (Inagua) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chaney vine
    Entry: (Black); chaney briar (Exuma) /chéyni/ [cf. US dial. South chaney briar the China briar (Smilax sp.)WSC, and Jam. China withe /chèyni wis/ (Smilax havanensis); from Chany China, also Gul. (Gonzales ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chap
    Entry: See CHOP. ...

  • Definitions starting with C: charcoal
    Entry: [OED, oxidized residue of burnt wood] adj. (of persons) having a grayish-brown com­plexion (used mainly by older people). cf. DUSTY (Ragged, Nassau) ...

  • Definitions starting with C: Charles Town
    Entry: [after Charles II, King of England 1660-85] n. former name of Nassau: In 1664 . . . the Spaniards forthwith attacked and practically demolished Charles Town ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chatty
    Entry: /cháti/ n. 1. [OED "Anglo-Ind. (Hindi charti earthen vessel) pot for water", DHS idem; Hindi is not an unlikely source, given the movements of the British army; cf. MCC dikwa ...

  • Definitions starting with C: check (1)
    Entry: [cf. Scots chack of the teeth: to chatter with cold CSD] n. a chill; a cold contracted from exposure: 1936 (Dupuch  121). She get soak ...

  • Definitions starting with C: checkerboard
    Entry: [see quot.] n. 1. the wool sponge: 1977 The hookers nicknamed them checker­boards because white reef sediment sifted over them like flour, but the the eyes stayed black ...

  • Definitions starting with C: chee-chee
    Entry: (Mayag., Inagua); chim-chim (Nassau) [cf. DJE chichi bud (imitative) a singing bird cf. also Yoruba tintin sp. of small song bird (Oyedeji p.c.)] Also chimmy ...

  • Definitions starting with C: cheers
    Entry: [cf. OED cheer shout of approbation] n. (at a fund-raising church CONCERT) rhythmic applause by the choir and congregation for a generous donation. (Inagua, Mayag.) ...

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