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To amuse oneself.

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(patois) Tap di ramping roun di table
(english) Stop the playing around the table

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pap dung

September 16, 2014

English Translation

broken down

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi did haffi walk di laas 2 mile kaaz mi kyar pap dung
English: I had to walk the last 2 miles because my car broke down

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Bigga Heads

September 9, 2014

English Translation

Higher ups


Slang term used to refer to persons that have high positions in an organization (politicians, police chiefs etc... ).

Example Sentences

Patois: Him did a try fi impress di bigga heads
English: He was trying to impress the higher ups

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Nuh everything good fi eat, good fi talk

September 5, 2014

English Translation

Not everything good to eat is good to talk about


Some things are better left unsaid

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Top 15 Jamaican Patois words you should know

July 28, 2014

Wah gwaan -English Translation - What’s going on or what’s up - Definition Pronounced as “waa gwaan”, the literal translation is “what’s going on” but when used as a greeting, it can also mean “What’s up”. Different variation of “Wah gwaan” may be used but they all have the same meaning. These include; wah deh gwaan, whatta gwaan or waguan (pronounced wa-goo-ahn)

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