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1. Banton


English Translation

Story teller


Definition

Jamaican patois slang used to refer to a story teller


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi pupa did a banton when him did live
English: My father was a story teller when he was alive



posted on May 10, 2014
2. Nah sell out


English Translation

Not selling out


Definition

Slang expression for saying that no matter what happens, you'll always be loyal to your friends


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nah sell out
English: I will always be loyal to my friends



posted on March 5, 2014
3. Black Up


English Translation

Smoke Weed


Definition

Slang term used to state that one is smoking weed/marijuana.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi ago black up todeh
English: I am going to smoke weed today



posted on February 21, 2014

4. Nuh duh dat


English Translation

Don't do that


Definition

This is a Jamaican slang which means "Don't do that"


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh is a likkle bwoy, nuh duh dat
English: You are a little boy, don't do that



posted on February 1, 2014
5. Likky-Likky


English Translation

Greedy


Definition

Greedy


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh too licky-licky
English: You are too greedy



posted on January 28, 2014