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Definitions submitted by dihigrade


1. Nuff


English Translation

plenty


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuff gyal deh a mi party
English: Plenty of girls are at my party



posted on May 12, 2014
2. Dat cost dear


English Translation

Expensive


Definition

Jamaican slang used to say something is expensive


Example Sentences

Patois: Di food dat oman sells inna di skool cost dear mi seh
English: The food that woman sells in the school is too expensive



posted on December 10, 2013
3. Halla


English Translation

Scream


Definition

To scream


Example Sentences

Patois: Di crowd dema halla wen I manna perform pon di stage
English: The crowd are screaming when I'm performing on the stage



posted on December 10, 2013

4. Buck up


English Translation

Meet


Definition

To accidentally meet or stumble into someone


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi buck up him a di junction
English: I stumbled into him at the junction



posted on December 10, 2013
5. Bringle


English Translation

Angry


Definition

To be angry or agitated


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh brindle.
English: I'm not angry



posted on December 10, 2013