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Definitions submitted by bioshatta


1. try a ting


English Translation

try something


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh sure how it guh, mi just a try a ting
English: I'm not sure how it is, I'm just trying something



posted on February 14, 2019
2. Big up yourself


Definition

To congratulate or give praise to yourself


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh deh gwaan gud, big up yourself
English: You're doing good, congratulate yourself



posted on February 14, 2019
3. Head nuh good


English Translation

Crazy / Mentally ill


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh haffi watch him, him head nuh good
English: You have to watch him, he's crazy



posted on February 7, 2019

4. Get weh


English Translation

Got away


Example Sentences

Patois: It get weh fram mi
English: It got away from me



posted on January 29, 2019
5. Nah tell yuh


English Translation

Not telling you


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nah tell yuh wen mi a cum
English: I'm not telling you when I'm going to come



posted on August 25, 2018