Definitions starting with B

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/bóhl ed/ [Atlantic; from bald (with simplification of final consonant cluster, possibly with converging influence from ball sphere) + head] adj. 1. bald: Our preacher, he dead ball-head, na! (Nassau). cf. SHINE-HEAD, BALL-PLATED, MANGY-HEAD (Black)

2. [cf. Jam. Rastafarian "bald head: person not dealing with Rasta; non-believer of the dread culture; person who has not got his hair in locks" (Pollard 1980:17)] non-Rastafarian (youth slang). (Nassau)

Tags: adjective, anatomy, body part, Jamaican, Rastafarianism

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Last update: 2012-01-04 15:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.3

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