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  • uh-huh
    This was done a second time because of the difficulty we encountered the first time.  As a result, the word 'use' is missing.  ...
  • uh-uh
     /á-a/ [Car.; cf. UH-HUH for discussion, also Haitian (Gaujean) Nupe ãã DNL, Hottentot ε-ε (Valkhoff 1972: 2Q), both 'no'] intj. no: 1966 Jack say, "Uh-uh" (Crowley ...
  • un
    /on/ [cf. AIN'T2, IS2 2. idem] question marker: Un da's true? (Nassau). Un you could go? (Nassau). (Black) ...
  • unbedient
     [from un- + -bedient (from obedient by aphesis); cf. US dial. unhonest dishonest ADD] adj. disobedient: 1918 One was unbedient boy, an' one was a ...
  • uncle
    /ongka/ [OED idem "local and US"; DAE uncle, unkey applied to Negroes, esp. an elderly slave or servant] n. 1. an affectionate and respectful title ...
  • uh-huh
    /a ha/ [Car.; "The African origin (of uh-huh yes, and uh-uh no) is confirmed by their much wider use in American than in British English, ...
  • um
     /am/ [Atlantic; cf. HIM and colloq. 'irri him, 'em them] obj. pron. (third person) him, her, it; them: 1918 You fader leave dis fer me ...
  • under
    under [OED, subordinated to] prep. (of siblings) younger than: They have another girl under him (White). Cf. BEHIND, FOLLOW (Gen.) ...
  • underhand work
     [ cf. OED underhand in a secret or stealthy manner] n. magic, OBEAH: Money bat is the obeah bat that type of bat does usually ...
  • underneath the house
    [cf. Trin. under the house idem (Winer); Bah. houses are often built on legs a foot or two above the ground] n. the space beneath ...
  • understandable
    [OED idem obs. -)-1654] adj. (of persons) capable of understanding; sympathetic: She so understandable-she help you with all ya problem (Nassau). ...
  • unhabited
     [OED idem obs. →1656] adj. uninhabited. (Black) ...
  • unresponsible
    [cf. US dial. unconvenient inconvenient ADD] adj. irresponsible: Don't trust her to keep nothing for you because she dead unresponsible (Nassau). (Black) ...
  • unsave
     [cf. OED unsaved not delivered from damnation] adj. profane, secular: unsave music (COB). (Gen.) ...
  • until
    See TILL. ...
  • unu
    See ONA. 1695. ona ...
  • up
    up adv. [Car.; cf. Brit. dial, hide up EDD, US dial. 213 ...
  • undercoat
    [OED idem -1759, then dial.; also US dial. W3] n. petticoat: My grandmother wear two undercoat when it cold (Eleu.). ...
  • unlessen
    unlessen [cf. lessen; Brit. dial. West EDD, US dial, ADD] conj. unless: 1940 Life is jus' like souse gravy-it ain't no more den dishwater unlessen ...
  • up
    kill up ADD] particle added to verbs for emphasis: 1966 He kill up some of them [lions] (Crowley 77). Don't poke your nose up in my ...
  • up
     prep. [Car. (Roy 1977:69); cf. Prov. up to the continent (down)to South A mericalWashabaugh 1980:48); cf. also Brit. dial. Mid up there in the south EDD, ...
  • up
    v. (0ED, equal in quality with] to come up to (the mark): 1966 It doesn't up to the mark (Crowley 137). (Black) ...
  • uplifted
    (cf. OED uplift to elevate in rank, now rare) adj. haughty: She feeling uplifted. (Eleu.) ...
  • upliftment
    n. 1. (ef. OED uplift to elevate morally  + -ment. forming n.) a raising of one's spirits: The church service will be a uplifiment for us (Exuma). ...
  • uplift yourself
    [cf. OED uplift to elevate in rank, now rare] v. phr. to better one's social position: He want to uplift hisself and make his family ...
  • upper-hand
     [from apprehend by folk etym.] v. to understand: I didn't upper han' what you say (Mayag.) ...
  • uppers
     [ probably from HOPPERS by/h/loss] n. a game which consists of tossing a baseball into the air and hitting it with a bat into the outfield. cf. HOPPERS, ...
  • upside
     [cf. US Black "I'm going to go up side your head": I'm going to strike you (Claerbaut); cf. OΕD upsides adv. on a level with, ...
  • up so
    up so (up + SO 4 after adv. of place for emphasis] 2)4 adv, in that direction: 1973 Dat same beach up so (Missick 20). ...
  • upstair
     [OED idem obs. → 1627,) adv. upstairs: 1966 (They)- get upstair (Crowley 119).)(Black) ...
  • upstairs
     (Car.,: ORE idem, one quot. 1840) adj. (of a house) having more than one storey: 1918 one upstairs house (Parsons 24). It was the old upstairs house ...
  • upta
    adv (cf. up + DE there) in that direction. (Black) ...
  • upta
    upta prep. [cf. up • TO at (someone's house): You could sleep upta me (Nassau). ...
  • uptown
     [OED, in the higher or upper part of a town, or (US) the residential portion  of a town] n. 1. the part of a settlement ...
  • us
     [Gul. idem (Parsons 1923:13); also Gon.Brit. dial, EDD] subject pron. we: 1929 Us does live like queens (Defries 84). (Inagua, San Sal.) ...
  • us-all
     US dial.-us-all us (Kentucky) ADD:cf. YOU.ALL you (pl.) ] pron. wet 1940 Us-all must trust  in de Lord (Forbes (05). 03Iack) ...
  • use to
     y6wsta [W Car.: of. standard I used to go for habitual action in remote past, corresponding only partially to Bah. usage] preverbal marker. indicates anterior habitual ...
  • U-sange-wiley
     (cf. MCC Sing-gale, Kris Singilla. Seychellois Soungoula, all folk.tale monsters, and kiMbundu sung visit by night (Holm 1978: 132) n. a folk-tale character who wanted ...
  • use yourself
    use yourself [cf. OED use have sexual intercourse with, obs, except dial.: also self abuse masturbation] v. to masturbate. (Eleu.) ...