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1. Genna


English Translation

General


Definition

Slang for general; someone who is highly respected or in charge


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah gwaan genna, everyting gud?
English: What's up general, is everything ok?



posted on April 28, 2017
2. Pop style


English Translation

show off


Definition

Make a deliberate or pretentious display of one's abilities or accomplishments.


Example Sentences

Patois: Shi get har money suh shi a pop style
English: She got her money so she's showing off



posted on April 27, 2017
3. Gyalchester


English Translation

Manchester


Definition

A nickname for Manchester; a parish in Jamaica. The "Man" is replace by "Gyal" to denote the abundance of women in this area


Example Sentences

Patois: Yow bredda, yuh a cum a Gyalchester tomorrow?
English: Hey brother, are you coming to Manchester tomorrow?



posted on April 22, 2017

4. Family ram


English Translation

Incest


Definition

Sexual activity between family members or close relatives


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh naasie, shi a yuh cousin, dat a family ram
English: Your nasty, she's your cousin, that's incest



posted on April 19, 2017
5. konshens


English Translation

conscience


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh need fi hav likkle bit a konshens
English: You need to have a little bit of conscience



posted on April 16, 2017