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Dehgeh

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Definition

Means any of the following; single, sole or only



Example Sentences

Patois: Outta all a dem yu really a gi mi only one dehgeh fone case?
English: Out of all of them, are you really giving me only one phone case?

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15 Common Jamaican Sayings/Phrases

June 15, 2015

Dead wid laugh - English Translation: Dying with Laughter. Definition Slang expression normally used when you find something extremely funny and as a result, begin to laugh uncontrollably. It is similar to the English slang expressions "Laughing My Ass Off".


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Myal

August 18, 2015

Definition

A form of Caribbean white magic that became a religious cult. Myal practices included the usage of herbal medicine and the capture and control of duppies (ghosts) for positive purposes. Many of its features have been incorporated into Kumina and other revival religions.


Example Sentences

Patois: Shi gone a di myal ceremony fi get rid of har demons
English: She went to the myal ceremony to get rid of her demons


posted by anonymous
Nuh tek ugly mek laff

August 13, 2015

English Translation

Don't take an ugly situation for laughter.


Definition

Don't laugh at the misfortune of others.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mek I tell yuh sum'n, ef' yuh waan mek it inna life, den yuh nuh haffi tek ugly mek laff
English: Let me tell you something, If you want to make it in life, you can't take a bad situation as a joke


posted by NattyBongoNyabinggie
Nuh every kin teet ah laff

August 13, 2015

English Translation

Not every smile is laugh


Definition

Not everyone who smiles at you, loves you.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mek I tell yuh sum'n, nuh evry mon weh kin teet pon yuh weh love yuh.
English: Let me tell you something, not every one that smiles with you likes you


posted by NattyBongoNyabinggie
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