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  • zebra sole
    [from its zebra-like stripes] n. a fish, Gymnachirus melas: 1968 (Böhlke 221). (Mayag., White) ...
  • zemi
    /zémi/ [cf. Taino zemí spirit helper, god (Taylor 1977:21)] n. spirits of the forest, household, dead, etc. associated with the Lucayans, the Amerindians that formerly ...
  • zinc
    n. 1. [Atlantic: cf. OED zinc... used for galvanizing sheet iron for roofing etc.] count n. a sheet of corrugated steel roofing: Sometimes zinc are ...
  • zine dance
    [cf. Common Bantu *-díán- dance, e.g., Tonga -zyana (Carter p.c.)] n. an ancient dance connected with OBEAH, done naked around a fire. cf. FIRE DANCE, ...
  • Zion
    [possibly from a Biblical reference used by Rastafarians] n. a term of address to a male peer (youth slang): 1974 (King 26). cf. LION (NASSAU) ...
  • zooky
    [etym?] v. meaning unclear; probably to beat: Ha lisnin ta dis champin knowledge quiz; if Barra Bum zooky Junger Coakley, Ha swear, he gota be ...
  • zuzu
    /zúwzu/ [cf. Haitian zozeau bird (Faine 1974: 321) from Fr. oiseaux; like Car. Sp. pájaro and Bah. BUD, zozeau means both 'bird' and 'penis' TDKF] ...