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  • Definitions starting with S: stay
    Entry: v. 1. [W Car.; OED, to stop (absolute) obs. → 1777] to halt: Stay! (Nassau). (Gen.) 2. [W Car.; OED idem Scots, SA also U.S. dial. South (Brown ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stick beef
    Entry: [cf. DHS stick to coit with, and BEEF vagina] v. phr. (of men) to fornicate: He ain' come round last week – must be out stickin' ...

  • Definitions starting with S: stool (up)
    Entry: [cf. Sra. stoeroe stools WST; OED stool v. to defecate medical; W3 idem arch.] v. to defecate: 1918 De man so scared, de man stool up hisse'f ...

  • Definitions starting with S: strangle
    Entry: [OED, to suffocate or choke, now rare] v.i., v.t. to choke (with dust, water, etc.): 1918 [He] make a regular to-do in the ashes, and almost strangle ...

  • Definitions starting with S: strick on
    Entry: [from strict severe, by simplification of final consonant cluster] phr. strict with: parents strick on their children (COB). (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: strike
    Entry: [W Car.; OED, to hit with a missile, now somewhat rare] v. to harpoon (a fish): 1731 Turtle are most commonly taken at the Bahama islands ... by ...

  • Definitions starting with S: strong back
    Entry: [DJE various sp.; OED 1738 → ; from its medicinal use in strengthening the BACK] n. a tree, Bourreria ovata: 1731 This plant grows on many ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sucking fish
    Entry: [W Cat.; W3 different sp.] n. the Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus maculatus. (Gen.) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: suck-suck
    Entry: [from SUCK 1 by reduplication] adj. gaunt. cf. SUCK-IN (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: suck teeth
    Entry: [Atlantic, US Black (Smiley 1919:378); calque on an African idiom, e.g. Mende yongoi vofoin (lit. teeth suck) (Rickford & Rickford 1976:23) or Twi ano kyew (lit. mouth ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sugar loaf
    Entry: [W3 refined sugar molded into a solid cone, probably alluding to the variety's sweetness; cf. DJE sugar-loaf pine the China pineapple, translated from Sp. piña de pan ...

  • Definitions starting with S: summer duck
    Entry: n. a small duck, the white-checked Bahama pintail (Anas bahamensis): 1731 (Catesby 97). 1972 (Paterson 37). (San Sal., Long) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: sun shark, sunshine shark
    Entry: [from sand shark, by simplification of final consonant cluster, vowel raising, and folk etym.] n. the sand shark, Carcharias taurus, a dangerous warm-water species. (Black) ...

  • Definitions starting with S: swamp bush
    Entry: [from habitat] n. a name for several species of shrubs: 1920 Malache scabra (Britton 271). 1977 Pavonia spicata, Dodonea viscosa, or Forestiera segregata (Patterson 17, ...

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