Definitions starting with B

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/bahéymian ; bahámian (Anglophile); bahíymian (Black)/ n. 1. a native of the Bahamas: 1731 The hungry Bahamians (Catesby II:i).

2. the creolized English of the Bahamas, more often called Bahamian dialect: 1978 Nobuddy in we fambly don't speak no more dan four languages: English, Bahamian, profane an' obscene (Dupuch 31).

3. English in general (term used by Haitians speaking English). (Mayag.)

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Last update: 2010-08-26 02:25
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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