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A
prep. to as in "go a shop," from Spanish (7)
A GO
aux w/v. going to do, as in "Me a go tell him" (7)
A DOOR
outdoors. (5)
ACCOMPONG
n. name of Maroon warrior, Capt. Accompong, brother of Cudjo; also name of town. From the Twi name for the supreme deity (7)
ACKEE
n. African food tree introduced about 1778. From Twi ankye or Kru akee (7)
AGONY
the sensations felt during sex (6)
AKS
ask (28)
ALIAS
adj. (urban slang) dangerous, violent (7)
AMSHOUSE
poorhouse (29)
AN
than (5)
ARMAGEDDON
the biblical final battle between the forces of good and evil (1)
ASHAM
n. Parched, sweetened, and ground corn. From twi osiam (7)
BABYLON
1. the corrupt establishment, the "system, " Church and State 2. the police, a policeman (1)
BAD
good, great (2)
BAD BWAI
(bad boy) 1. refering to a bold man; a compliment 2. : One who has committed a crime. : (rude bwai, ruddy, baddy) (31)
BADNESS
hooligan behavior, violence for its own sake (1)
BAFAN
clumsy; awkward (5)
BAFANG
a child who did not learn to walk the 1st 2-7 years. (5)
BAG-O-WIRE
a betrayer (1)
BAGGY
underpants for a woman or child. (5)
BALMYARD
n. place where pocpmania rites are held, healing is done, spells cast or lifted (7)
BAKRA
white slavemaster, or member of the ruling class in colonial days. Popular etymology: "back raw" (which he bestowed with a whip.) (5)
BALD-HEAD
a straight person; one without dreadlocks; one who works for babylon (2)
BAMBA YAY
by and by (7)
BAMBU
rolling paper (1)
BAMMY
a pancake made out of cassava, after it has been grated and squeezed to remove the bitter juice. (5)
BANDULU
bandit, criminal, one living by guile (1) a BANDULU BIZNESS is a racket, a swindle. (5)
BANGARANG
hubbub, uproar, disorder, disturbance. (5)
BANKRA
a big basket, including the type which hangs over the sides of a donkey. (5)
BANS
from bands; a whole lot, a great deal, nuff, whole heap. (5)
BANTON
a storyteller (50)
BASHMENT
party, dance, session (3)
BAT
butterfly or moth. English bat, the flying rodent, is a rat-bat. (5)
BATTY
bottom; backside; anus. (5)
BATTYBWOY
a gay person (6)
BEAST
a policeman (1)
BEENIE
little (36)
BEX
vex (verb), or vexed (adjective). (5)
BHUTTU (BUHTUH)
an uncouth, out of fashion, uncultured person Use: Wey yu a go inna dem deh cloze? Yu fayva buttu (12)
BIG BOUT YAH
Large and in charge. Superlative indicating status (power, fame, money, talent, etc) within some social group (12)
BISCUIT
a particularly attractive woman (46)
BISSY
cola nut. (5)
BOOPS/BOOPSIE
Boops is a man, often older, who supports a young woman; boopsie refers to a kept woman (46)
BLACK UP
To smoke weed. Like somene would ask "You Black up : today?" Meaning did you smoke today? (14)
BLACKHEART MAN
a rascal, a hooligan (38)
BLOUSE AND SKIRT
common exclamation of surprise. (29)
BLY
chance, "must get a bly", "must get a chance". (4)
BOASIE
adj. proud, conceited, ostentatious. Combination of English boastful and Yoruba bosi-proud and ostentatious (7)
BOASIN TONE
Swollen penis or testicles (13)
BOBO
fool. (5)
BOBO DREAD
a rastafarian sect based on the teachings of Prince Emanuel Edwards distinguished by turbin-like headdresses, flowing white robes and communal living (50)
BODERATION
Boderation comes from the word bother and that's basically what it means. If something is a boderation then it's a bother. (29)
BONG BELLY PICKNEY
a greedy child who ate too much. (29)
BOONOONOONOUS
Meaning wonderful. (13)
BOX
To smack or to hit in the face. (13)
BRAA
from BREDDA; brother. (5)
BRAATA
a little extra; like the 13th cookie in a baker's dozen; or an extra helping of food. In musical shows it has come to be the encore. (5)
BREDREN
one's fellow male Rastas (1)
BRINDLE
to be angry (6)
BRINKS
title given to a man who is supplying a woman with money (6)
BUBU
fool. (5)
BUCKY
home-made gun (2) slave (29)
BUCKY MASSA
master over the slaves (29)
BUD
bird. (14)
BUFU-BUFU
fat, swollen, blubbery; too big; clumsy or lumbering.(5)
BUGUYAGA
a sloppy, dirty person, like a bum or tramp. (5)
BULL BUCKA
a bully (1)
BULLA
a comon sugar and flour cookie or small round cake, sold everywhere in Jamaica. (5)
BUMBA CLOT,
(TO GET) BUN
to have one's spouse or girl/boy-friend cheat on oneself, to be cheated out of something (6)
RAS CLOT,
BLOOD CLOT
curse words (1)
BUCK UP
meet (28)
BUMBO
bottom; backside. A common curse word, especially in combination with CLOT (cloth), a reference to the days before toilet paper. (5)
BUN
burn (29)
BUNGO
n. racially pejorative. Crude, black, ignorant, boorish person. From Hausa bunga-bumpkin, nincompoop (7)
BUNKS
to knock or bump against, from "to bounce", BUNKS MI RES, catch my rest, take a nap. (5)
BWOY
Boy (13)
(THE) CAT
a woman's genitals (6)
CALLALOU
A spinach stew. (18)
CARD
to fool someone (6)
CEASE & SEKKLE!
stop everything and relax! (6)
CEPES
(n.) - beard (35)
CERACE
a ubiquitous vine used for boiling medicinal tea, and for bathing. It is proverbial for its bitterness.(5)
CHA! or CHO!
a disdainful expletive (1) pshaw! (2) very common, mild explanation expressing impatience, vexation or disappointment. (5)
CHAKA-CHAKA
messy, disorderly, untidy. (5)
CHALICE or CHILLUM
a pipe for smoking herb, usually made from coconut shell or CHALEWA and tubing, used ritually by Rastas (1)
CHANT
(v.) - to sing, especially cultural or spiritual songs (35)
CHEAP
just as cheap, just as well. (5)
CHI CHI MAN
a gay man (6)
CHIMMY
chamber pot. (5)
CHO
very common, mild explanation expressing impatience, vexation or disappointment. (5)
CLAP
hit, break, stride (1)
CLOT
1. cloth, an essential part of most Jamaican bad words, such as bumbo clot, rass clot, blood clot, etc. The essence of Jamaican cursing seems to be nastiness , rather than the blashemy or sexuality which is characteristic of the metropolitan countries. 2. to hit or strike - from the verb "to clout". (5) 3. literally means a used tampon (31)
COCO
a potato-like edible root, known elsewhere as the taro or the eddo. It was brought to Jamaica from the South Pacific. This is completely distinct from cocoa, usually called chocolate. (5)
COIL
money (6)
COLD I UP
humiliate or be-little (29)
COME DUNG
come down, get ready (as to prepare to play a tune) (6)
COME EEN LIKE
to seem as if; to resemble. (5)
CONTROL
to be in charge of, responsible for, to own; to take (1)
COO 'PON
v. (origin unclear) Look upon! (7)
COO YAH
v. (origin unclear) Look here! (7) pay attention (17)
COOL RUNNINGS
usually used at a time of departure on a long journey meaning have a safe trip (31)
COOLIE
the traditional Jamaican epithet for East Indians. It is never used It is never used for Chinese Jamaicans. Usually in the form coolie-man or coolie-oman. It is not considered polite today anymore than the term nega, but it is still used widely in rural areas. (5)
COLLIE
n. (urban slang) ganja (7)
COME YAH (cumyu) : come here. (17)
CORK UP
jammed, filled, crowded (2)
CORN
1. marijuana 2. money 3. a bullet (1)
COTCH
verb (cotch up), to support something else, as with a forked stick; to balance something or place it temporarily; to beg someone a cotch, can be a place on a crowded bus seat or bench; or it may mean to cotch a while, to stay somewhere temporarily. (5)
COTTA
a roll of cloth or vegetation placed on top of the head to cushion the skull from the weight of a head load. (5)
CRAB
aside from it's usual meaning, it is a verb meaning to scratch or claw. (5)
CRAVEN
greedy (5)
CRAVEN CHOKE PUPPY
someone who wants everything but when they get it , they can't manage it.
CREATION STEPPER
means you step it in and throughout Babylon without fear - cuttin' edge, livin' on the edge, fear no foe. Lookin justice in the eye and saying, What are you doin ?"!! (29)
CRIS
crisp; popularly used for anything brand-new, slick-looking. (5)
CRISSARS
crisp, brand-new (2)
CROMANTY
adj. from Corromantee, Blacks from the Gold Coast believed to be rebellious (7)
CROCUS BAG
a very large sack made of coarse cloth, like burlap (10)
CROSSES
problems, vexations, trials; bad luck, misfortunes. (5)
CRUCIAL
serious, great, "hard,", "dread" (1)
CU
verb, look! (5)
CU DEH!
look there! (5)
CU PAN
look at. (5)
CU YA!
look here! (5)
CU YU
To say "Look at you." To the person you are refering to. (14)
CUBBITCH
covetous. (5)
CUDJO
n. name of famous Maroon warrior; mn born on Monday, from Fante, Twi kudwo (7)
CULTURE
reflecting or pertaining to the roots values and traditions highly respected by the Rastas (1)
CUSS-CUSS
a quarrel or fracas, with lots of cursing. (5)
CUT YAI
to cut your eye at somebody is a very common means of expressing scorn or contempt, for example; one catches the other person's eye, then deliberatly turns one's own eyes as an insult. (5) You can also cut your eye at somebody in a friendly way. (29)
CUTCHIE
pipe for communal smoking. (5)
CYA
1. to care; "donkya", don't care, careless; "no kya" means no matter, as in "no kya weh im tun", no matter where he turns. 2. to carry. (5)
CYAAN
can't. (5)
CYAI
to carry. (5)
CYAN
can. (5)
D.J.
a person who sings or scats along with dub music, sometimes called "toasting" (2)
DAAL
split peas, usually a thick soup, from Indian cuisine, from Hindi. (5)
DADA
father (6)
DALLY
executive zig-zag movements on wheels (2) or on foot (6) to ride a bicycle or motorbike with a weaving motion, as when ones weaves around potholes. (5)
DAN DADA
the highest of DON'S (6)
DAN
than (5)
DARKERS
sunglasses (6)
DASHEEN
a big soft yam-like root, often slightly greyish when cooked. It is related to the coco, but one eats the "head" instead of the tubers. (5)
DAWTA
a girl, woman, "sister," girlfriend (1)
DEAD HOOD
(the H is silent) = A man that can't perform sexually. Impotent. (14)(29)
DEADERS
meat, meat by-products (1)
DEESTANT
decent. (5)
DEGE or DEGE-DEGE
adjective, little, skimpy, measly, only, as in a two dege-dege banana. (5)
DEH
there (place) (6)
DEY
v. to be, exist, as in "No yam no dey". From Ewe de or Twi de - to be (7)
DEY 'PON
(aux. v.) - to be engaged in action or continuing activity (35) literally "there upon" As in "it dey pon de table". (29)
DI
the (6)
DILDO MACCA
dangerous macca or thorn that will bore you up (29)
DINKI
a kind of traditional dance at funerals or "nine nights" ("set-ups"); now popular among school children. (5)
DIS or DIS YA
this (6)
DJEW
as a verb, rain a djew; as a noun, djew rain. It means a light rain or drizzle. (5)
DOGHEART
a person who is especially cold and cruel (6)
DOLLY
executive zig-zag movements on wheels (2)
DON
one who is respected, master of a situation (6)
DONKYA
from "don't care"; careless, sloppy, lacking ambition, etc. (5)
DOONDOOS
an albino. (5)
DOWNPRESSOR
preferred term for oppressor (1)
DOTI
"Dutty" means dirty, dirt or earth (19)(29)
(TO) DRAW CARD
the act of fooling someone (6)
DREAD
1. a person with dreadlocks 2. a serious idea or thing 3. a dangerous situation or person 4. the "dreadful power of the holy" 5. experientially, "awesome, fearful confrontation of a people with a primordial but historically denied racial selfhood" (1)
DREADLOCKS
1. hair that is neither combed nor cut 2. a person with dreadlocks (1)
DREADY
a friendly term for a fellow dread (1)
DUB
a roots electronic music, created by skillful, artistic re-engineering of recorded tracks (2)
DUB PLATE
A pre-release copy of a record, often produced exclusively for a specific sound system (see "sound system"). (46)
DUCK-ANTS
white ants, or termites. (5)
DUKUNU
sweet corn-meal dumplings boiled in wrapped leaves. (5)
DUNDUS
an albino. (5)
DUNGLE
n. legendary West Kingston slum surrounding a garbage dump, now cleared. (7) : From English dunghill
DUNS,DUNSA
money (1)
DUPPY
a ghost (1)
DUTCHY
dutch cooking pot, low round-bottomed heavy pot. (5)
DUTTY
dirty (17)
EASE-UP
to forgive, to lighten up (6)
EVERYTING COOK & CURRY
all is well, all is taken care of (6)
FALLA FASHIN
Copycat (13)
FAS'
to be fast with, meaning to be rude, impertinent, to meddle with sombody's business, to be forward, etc. (5)
FASSY
eczema-like scratchy sores on the skin; also a verb meaning to cause oneself to be covered with fassy by scratching. (5)
FAASTI (FIESTY)
impertinent, rude, impudent (35)
FAYVA
to favour, resemble, or look like; "fayva like" also means "it seems as if". (5)
FE (FI)
the infinitive "to" as in "Have fe go" (7) : "a fe" Have to (28) "fe dem" their (28)
FEEL NO WAY
don't take offense, don't be sorry, don't worry (1)
FENKY-FENKY
(from finicky) choosy, proud, stuck-up. (5)
FENNEH
v. to feel physical distress, pain. From Twi fene-to vomit; Fante fena-to be troubled; Lumba feno-to faint (7)
FI (FE)
possessive. "fi me"-"mine" (7) Can also mean "for" or "to", as in "I ha' fi", I have to. Yu num fi du dat = You are not to do that. (12) Fe is Fi as in fi ar means hers fi im - his fi dem - theirs fi you - yours fi me - mine (29)
FIESTY (FAASTI)
impudent, rude, out of order, cheeky. (5)
FIRST LIGHT
tomorrow (1)
(HIM A) FISH
a gay person (6)
FIT
when used of fruits and vegetables, it means ready to pick, full grown, though not necessarily fully ripe. (5) also means in good shape. ("You haffe fit!") (31)
FORWARD
1. to go, move on, set out 2. in the future (1)
FRONTA
tobacco leaf used to roll herb (1)
FUCKERY
wrong, unfair (6)
FULLNESS, TO THE FULLNESS
completely, absolutely, totally (1)
FUNDS
Money (6)
GAAN A BED
an adverbial phrase; following a verb of liking or loving, it has a superlative meaning; Can be used in any context, such as "I love hafu yam gaan to bed!". (5) means very much as in liking very much (29)
GALANG
go along. (23)
GANJA
herb, marijuana (1)
GANSEY
t-shirt, any knit shirt (2)
(TO) GET SALT
to be thwarted, to encounter misfortune (6)
GATES
home, yard (1)
GENERAL
cool operator (1)
GI
give (28)
GIG
spinning top. (5)
GILL
unit of measure like pint. (42)
GINNAL
n. trickster, con-man, an Amnancy figure as in "Sunday Ginnal"-a preacher or clergyman (7)
GLAMITY
a woman's genitals (6)
GORGON
outstanding dreadlocks (1) a dragon (29)
(DON) GORGON
outstanding dreadlocks, a person who is respected (2,6)
GRAVALICIOUS
greedy, avaricious. (5)
GRINDSMAN
one who displays great prowess in bed(6)
GROUNATION
large, island-wide meeting and celebration of Rastas (1)
GROUND
home, yard (4)
HACKLE
to hassle, bother, worry, trouble. As a noun, hackling. (5)
HAFFI
to have to... (6)
HAIL
a greeting (1)
HARBOUR SHARK
"Mr. Want-All" glutton, greedy, someone who wants it all. (29)
HARD
excellent, proficient, skillful, uncompromising (1) tough (29)
HARD EARS
stubborn, doesn't listen (37)
HEETCH
itch. Many such words could be listed under H, as initial H is added to scores of words at will. (5)
HEAD MAN JANCRO
n. albino buzzard (7)
HERB
marijuana (1)
HIEZ-HAAD
ears-hard, thick skulled, stubborn, unwilling or unable to hear. (5)
HIEZ
ears. (5)
HIGGLERS
higglers, who are primarly woman who buy and sell goods that they have imported into the country. Some higglers, however, do not make trips out of the country to buy goods, but sell the goods that others import. The connection between higglers and dancehall culture is crucial as they form one of the strongest international links between JA, North America, and the Caribbean. (16)
HITEY-TITEY
upper class, high tone, "stoosh". (5) someone who pretends to be better than they are (29)
HOMELY
to be relaxed, comfortable, enjoying your home surrounding. (14)
HOOD
penis. (5)
HORTICAL (DON)
respected, acclaimed (6)
HOT-STEPPER
fugitive from jail or gun court (1)
I-DREN
(n.)- male Rastafarian (35)
I-MAN
I, me, mine (1)
I-NEY
a greeting (2)
I-REY
1. a greeting 2. excellent, cool, highest (1)
I-SHENCE
herb (1)
I-TAL
vital, organic, natural, wholesome; refers to way of cooking and way of life (1) in colors, red, green and gold (2)
I
replaces "me", "you", "my"; replaces the first syllable of seleted words (1) I and I, I&I: I, me, you and me, we (1) Rastafari speech eliminates you, me we, they, etc., as divisive and replaces same with communal I and I. I and I embraces the congregation in unity with the Most I (high) in an endless circle of inity (unity). (3)
IEZ-HAAD
ears-hard, thick skulled, stubborn, unwilling or unable to hear. (5)
IEZ
ears. (5)
ILIE
adj. literally, "highly", valuable, exalted, even sacred (7)
IGNORANT
short-tempered, easy to vex, irate. (5)
INNA DI MORROWS
tomorrow (6)
INNA
In the (4)
IRIE
A Greeting. excellent, cool, highest (1) adj. powerful and pleasing (7)
ISES/IZES/ISIS
praises (11) Praises to the almighty given by Rasta when calling on the name of Jah for strength and assistance for achieving progress in life. (30)
ISMS and SKISMS
negative term denoting Babylon's classificatory systems (1)
ITES
1. the heights 2. a greeting 3. the color red (1) great (2) 4. another word for irie. Or you use it to mean "OK" as in when someone asks you to do something for you, you would reply, "Ites." (29)
IWA
certain time or hour (43)
JA, JAM-DOWN
Jamaica (1)
JACKASS ROPE
homegrown tobacco, twisted into a rope. (5)
JAH KNOW
Lord knows (1)
JAH
God; possibly derived as a shortened form of Jahweh or Jehovah (1) Jah Ras Tafari, Haille Selassie, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, conquering Lion of Judah; rastas revere Haile Selassie as the personification of the Almighty (2)
JAMDUNG
Jamaica, "Jam" to press down "dung" down. Ironic reference to social and economic conditions of the masses (7)
JAMMIN
to be having a good time, to be dancing calypso/soca (6)
JANCRO
n. literally John Crow, buzzard (7)
JANGA
shrimp, crayfish. (5)
JELLY
a young coconut, full of jelly. (5)
JON CONNU
n. (John Canoe). Bands of elaborately masked dancers appearing around Christmas. They ressemble the ancestral dancers of West Africa, but the ety. of the word is unclear. (7)
JOOK
to pierce or stick, as with a thorn or a long pointed stick. (5) also used in a sexual context (29)
JOOKS
hangout, relax (29)
JUDGIN'
adjective, everyday or ordinary clothes or shoes worn in the yard or in the bush, as in "judgin' boot". Also as a verb, to judge, with a similar meaning. (5)
JUU
as a verb, rain a juu; as a noun, juu rain. It means a light rain or drizzle. (5)
KALI; COOLY
marijuana (1)
KALLALOO
a dark, green leafy vegetable, very nutritious and cheap. (5)
KASS KASS
n. quarrel or contention. From combination of English curse or cuss, and Twi kasa kasa-to dispute verbally (7)
KATA
a roll of cloth or vegetation placed on top of the head to cushion the skull from the weight of a head load. (5)
KAYA
see ganja (4)
KETCH UP
grapple (28) get in a fight (29)
KETCHY-CHUBY
It can be a sexual term meaning the man throw it and the woman catch it! It can also mean a game - life's game, how to see through today to meet tomorrow and all the games of life as in "life is just a ketchy-chuby game." (29)
KEMPS
a little bit, a tiny piece, from skimps. (5)
KIN TEET
"skin teeth" to laugh at someone or give them a plastic smile, sometimes used derogatorily as in "A little kin-teet bwoy." (29)
KISS ME NECK!
common exclamation of surprise. (5)
KISS TEET
to kiss one's teeth or to suck one's teeth is to make the very common hissing noise of disappoval, dislike, vexation or disappointment. (5)
KOUCHIE
bowl of a chalice or chillum pipe (1)
KRENG-KRENG
an old-fashioned meat rack, hung up high over the fire to catch the smoke. (5)
KUMINA
n. Ecstatic dance for the purpose of communicating with ancestors. From Twi akom-to be possessed and ana-by an ancestor (7)
LABA-LABA
to chat, gab; gossip. (5)
LABRISH
gossip, chit-chat. (5)
LAGGA HEAD
Dumb acts as if you have no common sense. Stupid. : "yu dam Lagga head bud" (14)
LAMBSBREAD
a form of high-quality marijuana (1)
LARGE
respected (6)
LET OFF
pay out (28)
LEGGO BEAS'
wild, disorderly, like a let-go beast. (5)
LICK
To hit (13)
LICKY-LICKY
fawning, flattering, obsequious. (5)
LIKKLE
little (29)
LILLY BIT
little bit, tiny. (5)
LION
a righteous Dread (1) a great soul (2)
LIKKLE MORE
see you later (2)
(TOO) LIKKY-LIKKY
title given to those who like to eat any food they encounter , without discretion (6)
MAAMA MAN
a gay person, an effeminate man, a weakling (6)
MAAS
n. from master or massa. Now freed from its class origin; a respectful form of address to an older man. (7) chill out, be by ones self for a while (24)
MACCA
thorn, prickle. dangerous. (29)
MACCA BACK
boney fish used to make fish soup (29)
MADDA
mother (6)
MAFIA
big-time criminals (1)
MAGA DOG
mongrel (4)
MAGA
thin (2) (from meagre) (5)
MAMPI
Fat or overweight (13)
MANACLES
chains (11)
MANNERS
under heavy discipline or punishment. for example when Kingston is under "heavy manners", they have a curfew or call out the army. (10)
MARINA
a man's undershirt, guernsey; a tank-top style. (5)
MAROON
n. free black warrior-communities which successfully resisted British hegemony during eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. From Spanish cimmaron- untamed, wild (7)
MASCOT
denoting inferior status (2)
MASH IT UP
a huge success (1)
MASH UP, MASH DOWN
destroy (1)
MASSIVE
respected (6), used with LARGE to add emphasis
MATEY
mistress (12)
MEK WE
Let Us. (4)
MENELIK, RAS
n. Ethiopian nobleman who rallied his troops to resist Italian aggression. Defeated Italians at Adowa 1896 (7)
MONKS
amongst. (5)
MORE TIME
see you later (1)
MR. MENTION
Talk of the town, originally talk of the females signifying someone with many female conquests
MR. T
the boss (2)
MUS MUS
a rat (4)
MY BABY MOTHER /FATHER
the mother/father of my child (1,6)
MYAL
n. a form of benign magic oposed to Obeah, hence myalman. From Hursa maye-wizard, person of mystic power. (7)
NAGAH
n. pejorative for a black person (7)
NAGO
n. Yoruba person, practice or language. From Ewe anago-Yoruba person (7)
NAH
adv. will not. Emphatic as in "Me nah do that" (7)
NANA
midwife; nanny or nurse. (5)
NANNY GOAT
"What sweet nanny goat a go run him belly" is a cautionary Jamaican proverb which translated means: What tastes good to a goat will ruin his belly. In other words - the things that seem good to you now, can hurt you later... (10)
NASH
female genatalia (6)
NATTY, NATTY DREAD,
NATTY CONGO
1. dreadlocks 2. a person with dreadlocks (1)
NAZARITE
Ancient Hebrew meaning to "separate", consecrated, set apart by choice and devotion (1)
NICE UP
to promote and foster a positive feeling. to "nice up the dance" means to get the party going (50)
NIYABINGHI
1. "death to all black and white oppressors" 2. East African warriors who resisted colonial domination 3. large Rastafarian meeting and spiritual gathering 4. referring to orthodox, traditional Rastas 5. a variety of drumming (1)
NIYAMEN
name for Rastas referring to Niyabinghi warriors of East Africa (1)
NO CYA
no matter, as in "no kya weh im tun", no matter where he turns. (5)
NOTCH
Don or top ranking badman (33)
NUH
interrogative at end of sentence; literally, "Is it not so?" (7)
NUH NUTTIN
not a big deal (17)
NUH TRUE?
isn't it so? (1)
NYAM
to eat. (5)
(TOO) NYAMI-NYAMI
title given to those who like to eat any food they encounter, without discretion (6)
NYING'I-NYING'I
nagging, whining. (5)
O-DOKONO
boiled maize bread. (5)
OBEAH
traditional African "science", relating to matters of the spirit and spirits, spells, divinations, omens, extra-sensory knowledge, etc. (5)
OHT FI
about to, on the vergeof, as in "it hoht fi rain", it is about to rain, it looks like rain. (5)
ONE DROP
A popular type of rhythm pattern used on countless reggae records (46)
ONE LOVE
a parting phrase, expression of unity (1)
ONE-ONE
adjective, one by one, thus any small amount. (5)
ONGLE
only. (5)
PAKI
calabash, gourd. (5)
PAPAA
pawpaw, or papaya melon. (5)
PATTAN
pattern, style and fashion (39)
PATU
owl. (5)
PAYAKA
heathen (11) craven, want it all (29)
PYAKA
tricky or dishonest. (10)
PEEL-HEAD
bald-headed, usually certain chickens or vultures. (5)
PEENYWALLY
a kind of large fire fly, actually a type of flying beetle. (5)
PEER
avocado pear. (5)
PHENSIC
JA equivalent to Tylenol, Excedrin, etc. (26)
PICKY, PICKY HEAD
brush haircut (3)
PICKY-PICKY
1. finicky or choosy 2. Used of uncombed hair just starting to turn into dreadlocks. (5)
PIKNY
pickaninny, child. (5)
PINDA
peanut. (5)
PIRA
a low wooden stool. (5)
PITY-ME-LIKL
a type of very tiny red ant whose bite is so hot and long-lasting it resembles a sting. (5)
POCOMANIA, POCO
christian revival, distinct drum rhythm (2)
POLYTRICKS
politics (by Peter Tosh) (6)
POLYTRICKSTERS
politicians (by Peter Tosh) (6)
POPPY-SHOW
from puppet show, it is used in the idiom, tek smadi mek poppy-show, which means to make fun of someone or shame them, making them look ridiculous. (5)
PUM-PUM
a woman's genitals (6)
PUNAANI or PUNNI
a woman's genitals (6)
PUPPALICK
somersalt. (5)
PUSSY CLOT
A curse word ref. to a woman's sanitary napkin. (14)
PUTTIN' AWAY
a preposition, meaning "except for", or "except". (5)
PYAA-PYAA
sickly, weak; feeble, of no account. (5)
PYU
from spew; verb used of running sores or anything similarly dripping or oozing. (5)
QUASHIE
n. peasant, country bumpkin, coarse and stupid person; racial pejorative generic term for blacks; originally Twi name of a boy born on a Sunday (7)
QUIPS
1. nouns (from squips) a tiny piece or amount. 2. verb, the Jamaican art of washing clothes making a "squips-squips" sound. (5)
RAATID!
a common mild expletive of surprise or vexation, as in "to raatid!". It is likely a polite permutation of "ras", a la "gosh" or "heck". (5)
RAGGA
A style of reggae that uses digital rhythms exclusively. A term sometimes used interchangably with dancehall, since the latter music has become heavily digitized as well. (46)
RAGGAMUFFIN
jamaican ghetto dweller (46)
RAM
full up (28)
RAM GOAT
slang for someone who deals with nuff ladies (17)
RANKING
highly respected (1)
RAS or RASS
backside, rump; a common curse is to rass! or rass clot! a title used by Rastafarians meaning "lord" or "head" . (5)
(TO) RAAS
"really?", "damn!"(6)
RASTA, RASTAFARIAN
a follower of Marcus Garvey who worships the Almighty in the person of haile Selassie
RAT-BAT
bat, the night-flying rodent. (5)
RATCHET
a switchblade knife popular in Jamaica (1)
RED
1. very high on herb 2. mulatto color (1)
RED EYE
to want another persons belonging, envious. "You too red eye",
meaning, you're too envious. (14)
RAHTID
expression of surprise, or to be enraged. From biblical"wrothed" (7)
RENK
1. foul-smelling, raw-smelling. 2. out of order, impudent, as in a rank-imposter. "Yu too renk!". (5) fiesty (29)
RHAATID
a curse-exclamation, similar to "what the hell" (6) To rahtid ---> Exclamination!!, i.e Wow! a milder form to Rass...excitement!! (40)
RHYGIN
adj. spirited, vigorous, lively, passionate with great vitality and force; also sexually provocative and aggressive. Probably a form of English raging. (7)
RIZZLA
brand of rolling paper. (3)
ROCKERS
reggae music (1) reggae music as it is played today, the latest sound (2)
ROOTS
1. derived from the experience of the common people, natural indigenous 2. a greeting 3. name for a fellow Rasta (1)
ROTI
flat Indian pan breads. (5)
ROYAL, (RIAL)
n. offspring of some other race and black, ass in "Chiney-Rial," "coolie-rial"; humorous as in "monkey-rial" (7)
RUDE BOY
a criminal, a hard hearted person, a tough guy (6)
RUN-DUNG
food cooked in coconut juice, obtained after grating the dry coconut meat and squeezing it in water, thus extracting the coconut cream. (5)
RUNNING BELLY
diarrhea (12)
RYAL
royal. (5)
SAL'TING
1. dishes cooked with saltfish or meat. 2. that part of the meal which is served with the "food" (starchy food, ground food). 3. by some strange extension, the female organ, often simply called "sal". (5) the food that goes with the rice, potatoes or starchy food; like calalloo, fish and sauce, sauces or gravy (29)
SALT
adjective, broke, empty-handed, low on funds or food, as in "tings salt" or "i' salt". (5)
SAMBO
the colour between brown and black; someone who is a cross between a mullatto (brown) and a black. (5)
SAMFAI MAN
trickster, conman. (5)
SHAMPATA
n. sandal of wood or tire rubber. Span. zapato (7)
SANFI
A manipulator - dishonest person. A person that will sweet talk you : out of love and money. "Dam Sanfi Bitch". (14)
SANKEY
n. religious song of a paticularly lugubrious tone, sung in the long or common meter. From Ira David Sankey, evangelist and hymnalist (7)
SATA
to rejoice, to meditate, to give thanks and praise. (5)
SATTA
sit, rest, meditate (1) relax (6)
(GO) SATTA
claim how spiritual you are (11)
SCIENCE
obeah, witchcraft (1)
SCIENTIST
occult practitioner (2)
SCOUT
denoting inferior status (6)
SCREECHIE
to sneak by (6)
SCREW
to scowl, to be angry (1)
SEEN
I understand, I agree (1)
SEEN?
Do you understand? (6)
SHAG
home-cured tobacco, straight from the field. (5)
SHAKE OUT
leave without haste, casually (2)
SHEG (UP)
verb, to bother, as in "all sheg up", all hot and bothered, or or spoiled up (as of work). (5)
SHEG-UP
to be messed up, ruined (6)
SHEPHERD
n. leader of revivalist cult; also proprietor of balmyard, healer and prophet (7)
SHOOB
to shove. (5)
SIDUNG
sit down (6)
SIGHT?
do you understand? (1)
SINKL-BIBLE
the aloevera plant. (5)
SINSEMILLA, SENSIE
popular, potent, seedless, unpollinated female strain of marijuana (1)
SINTING
something. (5)
SIPPLE
slippery; slimy. (5)
SISTER, SISTREN
a woman, a friend, woman Rastafarians (1)
SITTIN'
something. (5)
SKANK
to dance to reggae music (1) to move with cunning, ulterior motives (2)
SKIL
kiln, as in "limeskil". (5)
SKIN
rolling paper (1)
SKIN YOUR TEETH
smile (1) plastic smile (29)
SLABBA-SLABBA
big and fat, slobby, droopy. (5)
SLACKNESS
lewd, vulgar lyrics popular in DJ singing (4)
SLACKY TIDY
unkept or messy (29)
SMADI
somebody. (5)
SO-SO
only, solely, unaccompanied. (5) weak, pallid (6)
SOFT
not well done, amateurish; unable to cope (1) broke, no money (2)
SOUNDBWOY
usually a derogatory way to refer to the selecter or other personality in another sound system. This term is most often employed in clashes, on dub plates built for clashes, and so on. Sometimes it is not used in such a negative manner, but most of the time one refers to the someone in the crew as a soundman, not a boy. (17)
SOUND SYSTEM
Huge mobile stereo setups manned by DJs, who became celebrities as they traveled Jamaica to host open-air dances (46)
SPLIFF
large, cone-shaped marijuana cigarette (1)
SPRING
to sprout, as of yams or cocos, making them inedible. (5)
STAR
common term of affection, camaraderie (1)
STEP
to leave, to depart (1) briskly, quickly (2)
STOOSH/STOSHUS
upper class, high tone, "hitey-titey". (5)
STRING UP
a muscial rehearsal (2)
STRUCTURE
body, health (1)
SU-SU
gossip, the sound of wispering. (5)
SUFFERER
a poor person stuggling to survive (2)
SUPM, SINTING
something (6)
TACK
bullet (2)
TACUMAH
n. character in Anancy tales. Said to be the son of Anancy. Twin'ticuma (7)
TAKARI/TANKARI
stewed spicy pumpkin. (5)
TALL
long (1)
TALLOWAH
adj. sturdy, strong, fearless, physically capable. From Ewe talala (7)
TAM
deep woolen hat, used by Dreads to cover their locks (1,6)
TAMBRAN SWITCH
n. a flail made from the wiry branches of the Tamarind tree, braided and oiled. Effective and much feared in the hands of Babylon. (7)
TAN'
to stand; usually used in the sense of "to be". "A so im tan", "that is what he is like"; "tan deh!" or "yu tan deh!" means "just you wait!". "Tan tedy", stand steady, means "hold still". (5)
TARRA-WARRA
a polite way of expressing omitted bad words, a verbal asterisk. (5)
TATA
n. father. Affectionate and respectful title for an old man. Fram many african languages. Ewe, Ge, N'gombe (7)
TATU
a little thatched hut, often made of bamboo. (5)
TEETH
bullets (2)
TEIF
a theif, to steal (6)
THE I
(pron.) -you, yourself, yours (35)
THRU'
because (28)
TOAST
(v.) - to rap or sing spontaneously over a dub track (35)
TOTO
coconut cake. (5)
TOPANORIS
uptown snobby person. (10) wealthy but mean behind it (29)
TRACE
to curse or speak abusively to someone. (5)
TRANSPORT
vehicle (1)
TUMPA
from stump, as in "tumpa-foot man", a one-foot man. (5)
TUNTI
female organ. (5)
UNO/UNU
you-all. (5) pron. you, plural. In usage close to Afro-American y'awl. From Ibo unu, same meaning (7)
UPFUL
postitive, encouraging (2)
UPHILL
positive, righteous (1)
UPTOWN
the upper classes (1)
VANK
(v.) - to vanquish, conquer (35)
VEX
to get angry (1)
WA DAY
adverbial phrase, the other day. (5)
WA MEK?
why?
WHAFEDOO
we'll have to (make) do or we'll have to deal with it (37)
WAKL
wattle, a kind of woven bamboo work used to make house walls. (5)
WANGA-GUT
hungry-belly. (5)
WARRA-WARRA
politely omitted bad words, same as "tarra-warra". (5)
WENCHMAN
a kind of fish, "hail brother john, have you any : wenchman?" (from "Row Fisherman Row"). (10)
WH'APPEN?
what's happening? (4)
WHATLEF
What's left over (7)
WHEELS
vehicle (6)
WHOLE HEAP
a lot (1)
WINE
"wine" appears in every West Indian dialect, and is literally a corruption of "wind." It means to dance, sometimes seductively. (17)
WINJY
thin and sickly looking. (5)
WIS
vine, liana, from withe. (5)
WOLF
a non-rasta deadlocks (2)
WOOD
penis. (5)
YA NUH SEE?
you know? (1)
YA
hear, or here. (5)
YABBA
a big clay pot. (5)
YAGA YAGA
Dancehall slang. a way to big up a brethren; to express a greeting or attract attention, i.e. yo! or yush! true friend; bonafide; brethren. (9)
YAHSO
here (place) (6)
YAI
eye. (5)
YARD
home, one's gates (1) tenement (2)
YOUTH
a child, a young man, an immature man (1)
YUSH
Yush talk is bad boy talk. Or it can be a way of saying "YO". In other words it is a way for rude boys to hail each other up. (27)
ZION
Ethiopia, Africa, the Rastafarian holy land (1)
ZUNGU PAN
zinc pan. (5) wg rastaman.cz i niceup.com

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