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Definitions submitted by Rani


1. Quashie


English Translation

Low class


Definition

A person who is of low breeding and class


Example Sentences

Patois: Dat deh dress mek u look like a real quashie
English: The dress makes you look like you are are low class, not well bred



posted on August 2, 2015
2. Trotters


English Translation

Pigs feet


Definition

The feet of the pig is called trotters because of the way pigs trot around


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi a go cook some stew peas with dem deh 2 trotters
English: I'm going to cook stewed peas with those 2 pigs feet



posted on July 30, 2015
3. Horry cumup


English Translation

Hurry come up


Definition

Newly educated or wealthy with no manners


Example Sentences

Patois: Dat deh bowy a real hurry cumup
English: The boy has money now but no manners



posted on July 30, 2015

4. Yawz


English Translation

Yaws


Definition

Endemic treponematoses are a group of chronic bacterial infections caused by treponemes.

Highly infectious easily caught.


Example Sentences

Patois: Hold dog....mi no want him fi bite mi...him bad like yawz
Hold your dog, I don't want him to bite me, he will attack me
English: Dat deh man come like yaws.
That man is nasty/ contagious hard to get rid of



posted on July 30, 2015