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Bajan Words A to M

A

  • above - to be next to; to the right of

  • ackee - fruit, hard green skin, orange flesh when ripe [known as guinep in other Caribbean islands]

  • afta - after

  • add-in - put in a little bit more

  • aight - alright; okay

  • again - now

  • all de talk - in any case

  • all-two - both

  • all-two a wunna - both persons in the group

  • all-a-wanna - everyone in the group

  • auntieman - an offensive term for an effeminate or homosexual male

  • asked out - to invite someone out

  • ass - an insult; referring to one's buttocks; or the animal

  • at'all / at'tall - no-how, no-way.

  • away - overseas; abroad

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B

  • bad behave - to be poorly behaved

  • bad feels - any faint feeling

  • bad-bad-bad-bad-  "a real lot" (eg. "Look, da other team get beat, bad-bad-bad-bad-bad")

  • back-back - to go backwards

  • backyard - enclosed land at the back of a house

  • bachannal - commotion, loud partying 

  • backchat / backtalk - a disrespectful reply (usually in the case of a child to a parent.)

  • back stab - to talk about a friend negatively

  • balampalampam - very large buttocks

  • bariffle - a whole lot eg. (dah's a bariffle a homwuhk )

  • bassa-bassa - a fight or uproar

  • bashy - to be intriguing

  • bashment - to be intriguing / a party

  • bat - small moth

  • bawl-like-a-cow - crying, yelling for help

  • bawl-out - curse someone

  • bazodee - crazy (acting)

  • bay rum - a lotion

  • below - to the left of... (eg. "The house below there-")

  • belly - to have diarrhea

  • bare - a lot of...

  • before-time - once upon a time; formerly

  • behind God's back - a distant rural place way-out in the countryside

  • big-up - kudos, accolades, salutation

  • big-rock - a stone, just the right size and weight for throwing at someone; or to stand up someone

  • birdspeed - to move very fast

  • Bim - a nickname for Barbados (short for Bimshire); it was also a soft-drink historically made in Barbados

  • biscuit - knee cap

  • bite - to itch (eg. "my foot biting me")

  • black hat - person behaving unseemly and don't care

  • blaklead - a pencil

  • blasted - "damn"

  • blam - to shut suddenly

  • blista - to curse out

  • blista bline - to curse out

  • block wid - to confront boldly with (eg. don mek me block wid yuh)

  • body / bozzi - a person (e.g. not me bozzi)

  • boar tru - to push through ("Bore through")

  • bonie - very slim body (boney)

  • bossman - an admired friend; a salutation ("hey buddy")

  • bougeley - real ugly person

  • boun - to become constipated

  • boxy / botsi - the buttocks

  • but - to bounce off or knock into something, or hit someone with your head. (ex. a "head-but")

  • brass - trumpets and other horns in a song

  • bram - a small dancing party

  • bration - a rendezvous with a date

  • breeze - go somewhere quickly

  • breed-off - to become pregnant

  • brekfives - to shake hands

  • brek-up - to fall or to feel really tired after a party or exercise

  • broughtupsy - proper upbringing, manners or class

  • bruggadown / brugga-lax / brax-lax - the sound of a fall, or something hitting something else hard

  • bubbi - a breast

  • bubble up de gap - drive up the street

  • bubble a pot - to cook good tasting food

  • buck-pot - a cast iron pot used for cooking

  • buckra - a Caucasian [of African origin, mbakara]

  • buckra-johnny -  a poor caucasian

  • bumpa / bumsi - the buttocks

  • bung-navel - protuberant navel

  • buttup-pon - to meet by chance; to have met by chance

  • bull - to engage (as a male) in sexual intercourse with a fellow male

  • bulla - the highest offensive name for a homosexual male

  • bullaman - a homosexual male

  • burst - to over do, or to hit hard, or to be over crowded

  • buse - to use abusive language

  • bush-tea - a tea made of plants and herbs

  • buss mout - to hit someone on the mouth or to be hit in the mouth

  • busylickum - a busy body

  • buy-ice, and fry it - a waste of money

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C

  • cah / caa - to carry eg. "Cah da long fuh ma"

  • carry 'way - take / taking

  • catsprattle - to destroy; to fall very harshly

  • caw - wow! [shortened version to the vulgar]

  • caw blen - wow! [vulgar]

  • cat-boil - a sty on the eyelid

  • cha! - wow! / yes! (from Jamaica)

  • chat-up - to flatter

  • cheese-on-bread - an expression or exclamation

  • chip - slowly marching down the street in-time- to the rhythm of the music playing.

  • choke-off - to shut off.

  • chop-lass - see collins

  • choppa - a machete

  • choppy - to be bumpy

  • chossel - girlfriend / boyfriend

  • chune - a song

  • cock - referring to a male's penis

  • cock-rat - a whore

  • cock-back - shaking ones' buttocks while dancing

  • cock-up - to relax with one's limbs spread

  • collins - see cutlass

  • colours-fighting - the colour clothes someone is wearing either clash, are ugly, or don't go together.

  • cook-up - mix everything together.

  • cool-out - to relax

  • coolie - door-to-door salesman of East-Indian decent

  • come forward - to come back (eg. I gine and come forward)

  • come'a - come here to me!

  • come back - to return [to return home]

  • come-ya - someone who is new to the area [offensive]

  • common - to be low class

  • crab-mash - to iron ones clothes like they don't know what they're doing.

  • crappo - frog/toad

  • cross over - to become pregnant

  • cuh-dear - an exclamation (e.g cuh dear, you ent know no better than that)

  • cunna-mah-nou - a fool

  • cunt - noun [Vulgar] e.g. "You, ya cunt!"

  • cuff - to punch; a punch

  • cuffin - a somersault

  • cus - to insult, swear or use bad words

  • cutter -  a sandwich

  • cutlass - a machete

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D

  • da - that

  • daa fuh yuh - that's what you get

  • daa gon' do fuh yuh - that will bring about serious consequences

  • de-belly - diarrhea

  • dead house - mortuary

  • dearheart - sweetheart

  • dem - them

  • dicky - male genital

  • dispatch - to serve a customer in a shop

  • dingolay - dance

  • disgusting - person having their own way

  • do-fa-do - A saying ("What goes around, comes around" / tit-for-tat)

  • do-fa-do, ain't no obeah - ("Doing bad things to others, and then having it happen to you is not necessarily witchcraft")

  • dooflicky - a celebration

  • doggerts - the male genitals .

  • dog dead - an expression of finality (eg "Ef he find out you lying boy, de dog dead)

  • dottish - (pronounced: "doh'tish") stupid / foolish

  • down de bottom - over on the other end ("down de' bottom of Saint Michael.")

  • down de line - straight down the road

  • drawing-up - Sit close next to... ("drawing-up along side")

  • dress-up - wearing your best clothes

  • drop-down - to faint; pass out; or flop down onto something

  • dropsy - getting tired

  • dumpsy / duncey - to be stupid

  • duppy - a ghost or spirit

  • dust bin - waste bin

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E

  • eat-off - consume a lot of food, or the food is gone.

  • ecky-becky - a poor Caucasian [a *very* offensive term]

  • effin - a variant of "if"

  • enuff - to have had enough of something

  • eat - to perform oral sex

  • evah - every

  • evahsince - a long time ago (from five minutes to five years ago)

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F

  • fa / fah / fuh - for

  • fall away - lose weight rapidly

  • fall out - stop being friends

  • faddah - father

  • faddah-head - (an insult)

  • fah real - to agree with something said

  • fah right now - The point is

  • fart friten - Afraid of everything, easily scared

  • fambli - a family

  • face-basin - sink

  • fack - fuck -vulgar

  • farepika - a prostitute

  • fete - a party

  • fingasmit - a thief

  • finny - handicapped; physically challenged

  • firegalash - disorderly woman always ''cussing out ''

  • fizzy - any kind of soda-tonic

  • flam  - a girl that one flirts with; to flirt

  • flim - film / a movie

  • fling dah chune - play that song

  • flipping - f*cking

  • flounce-up - usually means to stamp one's foot in a display; showing a readiness to fight.

  • follow-pattern / follow-fashion - a copycat

  • foop - to engage in sexual intercourse [vulgar]

  • foofooloo - one who is love sick

  • fortyleg - centipede

  • fowl-cock - a chicken

  • fret - to bother

  • frig-em-up - to mess up someone

  • friggin - adverb (similar to f*cking) [Vulgar]

  • from-starving, to lavin - a long time

  • front-house - the living room.

  • frowsy - to be smelly or musty

  • fuh - "for" as in for life!

  • fuh-lie?- "you are telling a lie

  • fuh-true? - "for truth?"; for real; absolutely no exaggeration.

  • funny-up - weird looking

  • fuzz-out- to be exhausted from strenuous activity

  • fussy - very particular

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G

  • gaa / gah - have to ... eg. "Leh we gah dey" (Let us go over there)

  • gap - a street or road

  • gate-door - the entrance to the house

  • gettin-on - misbehaving, treat bad.

  • gear - used to describe expensive name brand clothing

  • georgy-bundle - a bundle made up of various oddments

  • gohblainyuh - To curse someone (an exclamation)

  • gift hamper - collection of goodies

  • gipsy - overly inquisitive

  • gimme - to give something

  • gine - to be going / going to..

  • gittima - an item given to someone

  • go-across - go over by / go over to... (ex. "I gine go across by JBs)

  • godhorse - a stick insect

  • go-so / guh so - move that way...

  • go-round - "move over".

  • gorillafunt - big and ugly

  • government juice - water

  • goathead - an idiot

  • golliwog:- an insulting term, given to a loud un mannerly person

  • gone-cross - to become pregnant

  • great-kind-kubba - a bigshot

  • gree - to speak on friendly terms

  • gree-back - to re-speak on friendly terms

  • groun - a garden / a field ex: she in de groun

  • gully-boar - one who has no class

  • gussypa - a homosexual male

  • gutaperk - a sling shot.

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H

  • hag - to bother

  • hagga-maid - over worked in cleaning

  • haffi - have to

  • ham - a homosexual male

  • hard-ears - you don't listen

  • hard-head / hard'n - you don't learn anything

  • hard mout cow - old (stupid) woman

  • hard mout goat - old (stupid) man

  • has-in - contains

  • hay - here

  • hell'em - to over work something

  • highfalutant - person who thinks they are better than you

  • hobby class - to be free of cost

  • hold-down - stoop down low

  • hold 'em joe - stay in control; wait a minute

  • horn / horning - cheat on a lover

  • horsestylish - arrogant, unmannerly behavior

  • humbug - to bother or annoy

  • humfree - to be free of cost

  • hurting up my head - forced to think about something confusing far too much.

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I

  • in-true / in-troot - "in truth?" for real; no exaggeration

  • in-a-short-short - just a moment, in a little while.

  • in-two-twos - it happend really-- fast.

  • irie - all right, everything is cool (from Jamaica)

  • igrant - ignorant

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J

  • Jah - God

  • jackspaniard - a wild bee

  • jar - to stare at, notice, realise, vise (see 'vise') or to ponder while looking,

  • Jauntin - to be going fast ; to be in a hurry

  • jenkins - mental hospital

  • jill - one pint of something

  • jilt - to treat (esp. a woman) unfavorably

  • jipsy - to be inquisitive

  • jobby - faeces / to stool

  • joe'heath mare - ran / running very fast

  • johnny - an idiot

  • Ju-C - ("Juicey") a soft-drink historically made in Barbados

  • juck - to poke, stab or push

  • jump-up - to dance (Usually stated "Take a Jump-up")

  • just-now - a few moments ago

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K

  • katspraddle - to fall hard/make fall hard

  • kafuffle - to confuse; commotion

  • kawblema! - oh my goodness! / God blind me if it ent true

  • keep quiet - be silent, stop moving around and sit still, or stop whatever you're doing because it's annoying.

  • kernel - an enlarged gland in the groin [also waxing kernal]

  • kimboes - hips

  • koshflicket - damn!

  • kunou-monou  - a so-called bewitching powder dropped into soups or stews.

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L

  • leff - leave / the direction known as left.

  • landship - a friendly society who frequently holds parades, with its members dressed in naval uniform

  • lemme - let me

  • leff he - to leave someone alone / do not trouble him

  • less-noise - be silent.

  • let loan - to leave alone

  • liard - a liar

  • lick - hit

  • lick-down / lick-dung - hit by a car...

  • lick-mout - "Talk too much"

  • lickrish - to be greedy for food

  • lime / liming - to hang-out, chill, or relax somewhere with others.

  • like peas-  lots of something / being together [like peas in a pod]

  • lil bit - for a little while

  • lillit tongue - the clitoris

  • line - a clothes line

  • lining cold - a cold caught by a mother just after child birth

  • long-side - next to

  • lose out - some scheme did not work out as planed

  • load - denotes a great deal of something

  • lookuh - look

  • lower-down that - to turn down, usually the volume or the fire on the stove.

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M

  • m??/font> - relatively outdated term used for mum or grandma

  • mamaguy -  to fool someone

  • merr / murr - mother

  • yuh murr / yuh mahda- (An insult) like saying "your mother!" 

  • mashup - to break, deconstruct or destroy.

  • malicious - mischievous

  • main guard - central police station

  • make out - to fare (eg how do you make out in the test)

  • marl hole - a quarry

  • maulsprigging - a severe lashing

  • mek sport- to joke/kid around / (you) mekin' sport

  • melts - a delicacy, the roe or spawn of the male fish

  • mawfrie - a person who has both female and male parts, a hermaphrodite

  • mek - make

  • meeting turn - a historical form of "banking" that Barbadians did. It works like an office lottery that rotates to a different person every week. [also known as su-su]

  • mile tree - a casuarina tree

  • mobba-ton - a really excessive amount

  • mock stick - a figure of ridicule

  • moses - a small row boat / dinghy

  • muh - me

  • malicious - to be inquisitive/nosy

  • mofuhme - Need more for myself

  • monkey -  a clay jug, used to keep water cool, before refrigerators

  • moss - sea weed

  • mout - mouth

  • mugen - foolish person

  • muster - to save (usually money)

  • mussie/mussy - maybe, perhaps or probably

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