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[Pan-Creole; cf. LA Fr. gros (lit. big) idem (Taylor 1951b:43); cf. Scots big pregnant CSD; US dial. South big to get with child ADD] adj. pregnant: 1974 Bernice daughter big and she even een seventeen yet (King 8). (Black)

—v. [cf. Haitian gwos (lit. big) idem HCEFD] to make pregnant: Kiah big 'er . . . she big fer Kiah (Dupuch p.c.) He done big her, now he comin' roun' me (Nassau). (Black)

Tags: adjective, Haitian, verb

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Last update: 2010-09-03 14:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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