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  • Definitions starting with R: ride (1)
    Entry: v. 1. [Trin. idem (Winer); cf. Gul. "Ole hag ...rides yuh", i.e. Witches "ride people asleep and cause horrible dreams as they sit on the chest of ...

  • Definitions starting with R: right-right now
    Entry: [W Car.; cf. similar African reduplication for emphasis, e.g. Kongo onó-ono (lit. now-now) idem (Carter p.c.)] adv. phr. immediately. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rime
    Entry: [from OED rind the peel or skin of fruits and vegetables; by simplification of final consonant cluster + nasalization of preceding vowel + faulty reconstruction ...

  • Definitions starting with R: ring around
    Entry: v. phr. (in the game of MOONSHINE BABY ) to put pebbles and pieces of broken crockery around a child lying on the ground so ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rise bread
    Entry: [cf. OED rise swell under leaven] n. bread made with yeast, as opposed to JOHNNY CAKE, etc. made with paking powder. cf. LIGHT BREAD (Andros, ...

  • Definitions starting with R: roach berry
    Entry: [cf. DJE cockroach berry (Solanum aculeatissimum)] n. a large tree (sp?) with black berries. cf. COCKROACH BERRY (Andros) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: road
    Entry: [OED any way or course obs. → 1826; cf. Sra. pasi road, path WST; Djuka idem, road, way (to do something) (J. Rubinowitz p.c.)] n. 1. route: We sail ...

  • Definitions starting with R: road-talk
    Entry: [cf. ROAD] n. a rumour; information by hear-say: That's just a road-talk! (Inagua). ...

  • Definitions starting with R: robin read breast
    Entry: [OED, DJE different sp.] n. a bird, Spindalis zena: 1910 (Northrop 55). = TOM JAMES BIRD (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with R: rockers
    Entry: [fr. Sp. maracas; cf. MUH my] n. pl. dried pods of the poinciana tree used as musical rattles. = CARACAS, PERACLAS, SHAKERS (Eleu.) ...

  • Definitions starting with T: ten, ten, the Bible ten!
    Entry: [cf. DJE cut ten in the sence of Roman numeral X: to make the sign of the cross (as a religious symbol to ward off ...

  • Definitions starting with T: thatch palmetto
    Entry: [cf. OED palmetto thatch 1866] n. a tree, Thrinax parviflora: 1731 The Thatch Palmetto… seldom aspires above twelve or fourteen feet. The leaves grow low, ...

  • Definitions starting with T: them (3)
    Entry: /dem/ pluralizer 1. [Pan-Creole; cf. –dem, an dem DJE; cf. marking plural with pronoun meaning ‘they’ after the noun in Pap. Homber nan, Haitian nom ...

  • Definitions starting with T: there
    Entry: /de/ v. [hypercorrection of DE1] to be (located): 1918 Wherever it there, I will find it (Parsons 96). ...

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