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Ova Dweet

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To do more than is necessary

Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh neva haffi drink suh much, yuh deh ova dweet
English: You didn't have to drink so much, you're being excessive

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Jamaican proverbs and sayings (part 2)

September 8, 2014

People of different nationalities have developed certain expressions which they use to comment on situations, give advice or warning, without using the day-to-day speech of ordinary conversations. These expressions are of two types – Proverbs, which give advice and/or warning and Idioms. An idiom is an unusual way of stating an idea.

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April 14, 2019

English Translation

Female don


A female name for a don dadda or don.

Example Sentences

Patois: Dis ooman a di dondonnet yah
English: This woman is the female don here

posted by JeoKingSwag
Wash out

April 12, 2019

English Translation



a process in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification.

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi tink a time fi yuh wash out
English: I think it's time for your detox

posted by bioshatta
so cow a grow so him nose hole a hoppen

April 3, 2019

English Translation

The more a cow grows, the more it's nostrils opens


The more you grow, the better you become with knowledge and experience. You get better as you practise.

Example Sentences

Patois: so cow a grow so him nose hole a h'oppen, Yu nuh see seh we a get betta everyday?
English: You get better with knowledge and experience as you grow, Don't you see that we get better everyday?

posted by CongoKalungaGangalee
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