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ah box a dead n (ah box ah ded)
Trinidad & Tobago
A take out meal of fried chicken and french fries, typically KFC.
babbit n.
Bahamas
An unappealing, classless woman. - R.
battin v.
Trinidad & Tobago
The act of throwing back ones head while holding a drink so as to finish it in a single draught. - Douglas Stampfli
battyman n.
Jamaica
1. Male homosexual.
2. A heterosexual man who is obsessed with the female buttocks. - SlakaZcrew
babash n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Home-made, illegal alcoholic beverage (mountain dew, moonshine), which can be made from just about anything organic.
baccanal n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Confusion or exitement. Derived from Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and revelry, analogous to the Greek god, Dionysious. Although the world can be found in conventional dictionaries, it takes on a special meaning when uttered by a Trini. It can be either good or bad, depending on the context. Bad: "there was plenty bacchanal when the man fin his wife wit de neighbour". Good: "De fete was real bacchanal, I had three woman wining on me" - Jason Joseph
bamsee n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Buttocks. - Michelle
bazodee n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A state of dizzyness or confusion, tyically caused by members of the opposite sex. - Donald Ragbir
beppin v.
Trinidad & Tobago
The act of hitting the glass, seat or person next to you during sleep while travelling.
blessed n.
Jamaica
A conscious hello, offering a blessing. Usually said by Rastafarians - Romeo
bobeen n.
Trinidad & Tobago
An ugly or unattractive person - SlakaZcrew
bobolee n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Idiot; stupid person. - Nads
bootoo n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Truncheon carried by policement and security guards. - Roger Jerome
brace v.
Trinidad & Tobago
1. To be denied entry into a fete or nightclub - dey go brace you by the door
2. To perpare oneself for bad news or an unpleasant event. brace. I now crash yuh car
break n.
Trinidad
Orgasm (male or female). May also refer to ejaculate.
bredda n.
Bahamas
Used to refer to and/or greet a close friend - Francis Acosta
breds n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A close friend. An abbreviation of "brethren". - Donald Ragbir
bull v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To engage in sexual intercourse. Ironically enough, even though the word "buller" is used to describe a male homosexual, the term "bull" can be used to describe either hetero or homosexual intercourse. - Michelle
buller n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A male homosexual. - Red Pomerac
bullerman n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A male homosexual. - Red Pomerac
buss up shut n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Paratha Roti
B.W.I.A n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Offical acronymn for the (now defunct) national airline of Trinidad and Tobago, British West Indian Airlines but whose derogatory uses include Better Walk If Able, and But Will It Arrive?
chaloo n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A channa and aloo roti. - George Ramdial
chicken an chips n
Trinidad & Tobago
A take out meal of fried chicken and french fries, typically KFC.
choonkoloonks n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Sweetheart; darling.
coast v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To show off, sport, make visible.
cockstan n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Penile erection.
cosquelita n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Woman wearing excessive makeup and/or overdressed.
cunumunu n.
Trinidad & Tobago
1. An excessively quiet, shy person.
2. Abysmally stupid or disoriented state, usually associated with the work of inimal supernatural forces. - David Elcock
dead n.
Jamaica
Derogatory term used by (vegetarian) Rastafarians to refer to meat. - ah doh eat dead.
deputy n.
Trinidad & Tobago
An outside man or woman, usually activated during carnival. Immoralized by the calypsonian Penguin (Seadley Joseph), in his 1982 calypso "Deputy".
dougla n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A person whose racial background is a mix of Negro and East Indian
Shelly
dotish adj.
Trinidad & Tobago
Supid
Jennifer
draf n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Term commonly used by UWI students to refer to engaging in cerebal activity for the purplse of passing exams. - Nads
dred adj.
Trinidad & Tobago
IIll, cool, happening, tough, mean, scary.
dushi n.
Curacao
Pleasing to taste; pleaseing to the mind or feelings; term of endearment for one that is loved or dear.
ebba n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A stupid person. - Cherise - Tacarigua
ent coll.
Trinidad & Tobago
Interrogative, used to appeal for agreement to a statement that one has made. Most similar to the American "aint", except that it can be used at the beginning and end of a sentence.
fass adj.
Trinidad & Tobago
Nosy. - Kay
fassy n.
Jamaica
1. Male homosexual - Tracy Ann Wiltshire
2. One who is disliked for one or more traits - Nals - Kingston, Jamaica
fete n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Party, celebration, revelry.
fufulu n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Lovesickness.
give right v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To greet.
fus pro.
Trinidad & Tobago
To a large extent. Fus I was tired
ganga channa n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A variant of sweat rice, but channa (chick peas, garbanzo beans) are substituted for rice, and the Ganga refers to the water (of whatever dubious origin). This meal is served by a woman to the man that she wishes to cast a spell over. See also: sweat rice, left hand dumpling
hood n.
Jamaica
Penis.
horse n.
Trinidad & Tobago
True friend, someone that can be relied upon. John is me horse
horn n.
Trinidad & Tobago
To cheat on a significant other
Indian Tonic n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Alternate name for the weed killer Gramaxone (paraquat), so named for it's popularity among suicidal Trinidadians of East Indian descent. - Donald Ragbir
jagabat n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A woman that displays the less desirous personality traits typically exhibited only by men, such as drinking, gambling, etc.
jamette n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A promiscious woman.
jart n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Pubic hair.
jumbie n. or v.
Trinidad & Tobago
An evil spirit; a person that makes himself annoying by always asking for favours such as rides, food, money, etc. e.g. Spanners is a real jumbie; To spoil something for another person - e.g. I was chatting up that girl, but this other fella came and jumbied me
kakahole
Trinidad & Tobago
anus; stupid person; Basdeo Panday.
kitty-katta
Trinidad & Tobago
Drama, confusion, disorder, often caused by an upset state of mind. See also: comesse
lahe v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To engage in unproductive activity; slack off.
left hand dumpling n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A meal of dumplings, which are made by the left hand and served by a woman in order to cast a spell over a man. This is of Tobagonian origin. See also: sweat rice, ganga channa
lickup adj.
Trinidad & Tobago
To beat, to defeat. He get lickup by Tyson
liming v.
Trinidad & Tobago
The art of doing nothing. - Thomasd Hylland Eriksen
lingae adj.
Trinidad & Tobago
Very tall and thin or long.
locho n.
Trinidad & Tobago
lazy, overweight, impotent.
lolo n.
Curacao
A stupid or ignorant person.
macajuel syndrome n.
Trinidad & Tobago
The dazed state of inactivity or sleep brought on by extensive over-eating, after the Trinidadian snake that devours small animals whole and lies in the same place for several days after, digesting; the politically correct version of the more well-known but less socially acceptable "niggeritis". - BC Pires
maco v.
Trinidad & Tobago
to eavesdrop, or otherwise listen to other people's business - Khudine Samlal - Staten Island, New York
macometer n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Mythical measuring device said to be inserted into the heads of Trinidadians, that allows for the detection, retention and repetition of other people's business.
mannersed v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To be publicly humiliated and/or chastised.
mata season n.
Trinidad & Tobago
The period immediately before exams at UWI.
meh boy n.
Trinidad & Tobago
friend; universal name one uses for familiar faces, especially when they don't actually know, or are unable to remember the person's name.
merasme adj.
Trinidad & Tobago
Pale, sickly, despondent, ill-at-ease, a condition said to result from spiritual interference. - David Elcock
mopper adj.
Commonwealth of Dominica
A mopper is a person who attends a party uninvited and comes empty-handed. Is like a mop in that he cleans you out by drinking and eating the most at the party. - Norrisa
mumpie n.
Jamaica
Fat, or otherwise unatractive skettel.
nah adv.
Trinidad & Tobago
negative response, no. Used as an equivalent of please, or to ask. Give me a coke nah.
nanny n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Vagina.
nennen n.
Trinidad & Tobago
1. Old aunt or grandmother.
2. Vagina.
niggeritis
Trinidad & Tobago
see macajuel syndrome
nimakaram
Trinidad & Tobago
An ungrateful person. Most commonly used in reference to politicians. Of East Indian origin.
obzokie abj.
Trinidad & Tobago
An obese, clumsy or mis-shapen person.
pantyman n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A man who displays the personality traits of a woman, such as prissiness, neatness, and obsession with image. The inverse of a jagabat.
pan n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Face or countenance That man pan hard eh?
peng n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Marijuana.
pim n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A clitoris; an idiot; a small bit of something.
planass n.
Trinidad & Tobago
To beat someone with the flat side of a cutlass or machete.
pompaset n.
Barbados
Showoff.
poonga n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Sexual intercourse.
pothong n.
Trinidad & Tobago
1. Mongrel.
2. Inept, silly, clumsy person - David Elcock
put dong a wok v.
Trinidad & Tobago
1. sexual intercourse.
2. To commit an armed robbery or act of extreme violence. - BC Pires
put dong v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To give birth.
pum n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A small fart.
punani n.
Jamaica
Vagina.
seen adj.
Antigua
used to acknowledge that one has heard or understood what another person is saying - Michelle Mullin - Antigua WI
skettel n. (ske-tell)
Trinidad & Tobago
A woman who avoids being thought of as the lowest-level prostitute imaginable by not charging money. - BC Pires
soot v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To call and/or compliment someone by pulling air through pursed lips (or blowing air through opn lips but closed front teeth with tongue pressed to roof of mouth). Catcall.
steups n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Name given to the sound made by sucking air past the teeth with lips pursed. Used to express disapproval.
stones lime n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A lime populated primarily by males. - Kiddie - London, England
storm v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To appear at a social gathering or fete uninvited or without paying admission. - Donald Ragbir
suck-eye n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Easy; simple.
sweat rice n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A meal of rice, served by a woman to the man she wants to seduce. The woman prepares this by squatting over steaming rice, and allowing her vaginal juices to sweat into the rice. East Indian in origin.
tabanca n.
Trinidad & Tobago
1. State of sadness or depression caused by the absence (temporary or permanent) of a loved one.
2. State of sadness or depression caused by unreturned love.
3. State of fear and worry, caused by concern over the infidelity of an absent loved one.
tief a graze v.
Trinidad & Tobago
The act of tethering one's animal to graze on someone else's property whlie they are away - Janet Barter - Charlotteville, Tobago
tiefhead n.
Trinidad & Tobago
1. One who is capable, by their very presence, to have a sobering effect on a festive occasion or mood.
The act of playing mind games Dwain likes to tief my head
tie up a skunk v.
Trinidad & Tobago
To emanate offensive body odour, as if one had tied a skunk to his or her leg.
Tobago Love n.
Trinidad & Tobago
1. The act of beating one's partner to prove one's love
2. A relationship between two persons that are constantly fighting, but secretly long for one another. - Kiddie - London, England
toonie n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Vagina.
tootoolbey n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A state of extreme stupor associated with the attraction for the opposite sex. - Wendell Hilaire, NY.
toonkooloonks n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Vagina.
totie n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Penis.
the water wet phrase.
Grenada
A phrase used to indicate that things are bad.
Winston Phillips
wajang n.
Trinidad & Tobago
A woman of loose morals.
well is Trinidad interj.
Trinidad & Tobago
Phrase commonly used as an excuse for things that would be unheard of in other, more developed countries Why are the roads so bad? Well is Trinidad.
wood interj.
Trinidad & Tobago
Interjection or exclamation made on observing hard physical contact, such as a batsman hitting a ball in cricket
wood n.
Jamaica
Penis.
yampie n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Mucus found in the corner of the eyes.
zandolie n.
Trinidad & Tobago
Common lizard
Anikia-Anduesa Smart
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