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1. Palaava


English Translation

palaver


Definition

To converse about in a verbose manner.


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuh man nuh fi palaava bout di matta.
English: No one is to converse about the matter



posted on January 10, 2019
2. Rent-a-dread


English Translation

A male prostitute


Definition

A man with dreadlocks who works as a gigolo at the beach side.


Example Sentences

Patois: Shi leff wid di rent-a-dread
English: She left with the gigolo



posted on December 24, 2018
3. Shell


English Translation

To bombard


Definition

to attack (a place or person) continuously with bombs, shells, or other missiles


Example Sentences

Patois: Nyabingi dem shell di bakklefeld
English: The soldiers bombard the battlefield



posted on December 24, 2018

4. Kas Kas


English Translation

argument or controversy


Definition

To argue with someone.


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh ear di kas kas ova deh suh?
English: Did you hear the argument over there?



posted on December 12, 2018
5. maddi maddi


English Translation

eccentric


Definition

slightly mad or eccentric


Example Sentences

Patois: Shi did always suh maddi maddi?
English: Was she always this eccentric?



posted on December 12, 2018