Definitions starting with G

ID #4473

girl-child, gyal-chil'

[Pan-Creole; cf. Pap. mucha muhe (lit, child woman) idem (Loftman 1953: 29); possibly a calque; cf. Bambara den-muso (lit, child-woman) idem (A. Kihm p.c.) but also Scots lass bairn a female child CSD] n. 1. daughter: 1918 He had tree gal chit' an four boy chil' (Parsons 121). (Black)

2. girl: You know dese gal chillun over here, right? (Abaco).

Tags: calque, noun, term of address

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Last update: 2011-05-01 19:56
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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