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  • Definitions starting with J: juju (2)
    Entry: [also Krio KED, Gul, (Turner 1949:195); the word, found throughout West Africa meaning 'charm, fetish, taboo', has been derived from Hausa dzhu:dzhu. (ibid, W3), but ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jumbay, jumbie
    Entry: See JUMBY 2 ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jumby
    Entry: /jombi/ n. 1. [Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian zõbi (whence zombie), Dutch zumbi; from kiKongo nzumbi Mbundu nzumbe, Vai nzúma, all ´ghost' (Hancock 1971: 429); cf. also ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jumper service
    Entry: n. a church service at which lively hymns are sung. (Cat) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jumping jack
    Entry: [OED, a child's toy, blending with JACK-FISH] n. a flying fish; a variety of jack (Caranx sp.) which jumps out of the water. = BEATING ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jump up
    Entry:  [Car.; cf. JUMP-IN DANCE] n. a party with dancing. (Black) —v. to dance. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: jumpy
    Entry:   [cf. JUMP-UP] adj. in a mood to dance: Jumpy night [an old term for Saturday night] (Nassau). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: junjo
    Entry: /júnjow/ [cf. Pan-Creole djõdjõ mushroom, mold in Krio (KED), Jam., Haitian, LA Fr. Cr. (Thompson 1958); cf. also Car. Sp. yonyón (Alvarez Nazario 1974:250); cf. Igbo ...

  • Definitions starting with J: Junkanoo face
    Entry: [DJE jangko fies id em; cf. JUNKANOO + FACE mask] n. a mask worn at the Junkanoo celebration. cf. SIFTER FACE (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with J: just like how.
    Entry: See LIKE HOW. ...

  • Definitions starting with T: tell-bill-willy
    Entry: <Eleu., Exuma>; tell-bull-billy <White> [from its cry; cf. TELL-TALE] n. 1. a bird, the common stilt (Himantopus himantopus): 1972 (Patterson 66). = RED SHANK, SOLDIER ...

  • Definitions starting with L: lobo
    Entry: /lówbow/ [cf. Sp. lobo del mar or lobo marino (lit. sea wolf) seal] n. the West Indian monk seal, Monachus tropicalis, now extinct: 1978 He ...

  • Definitions starting with L: loggerhead
    Entry: [OED 1772 → but DJE 1707 →] n. a large, inedible sea turtle, Thalassochelys caretta: 1731 (Catesby II 38). (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: raper
    Entry: [OEDS I idem; OED indicates rapist as US, but it is now the current Brit. term (Pye p.c.)] n. rapist: The government (should) .... put ...

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