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Definitions submitted by Marleylove


1. Gyal


English Translation

Girl


Definition

A child that is a female


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi hate dat gyal, shes di dawta of ah witch
English: I hate that girl, she's the daughter of a witch



posted on February 25, 2017

2. Pickney


English Translation

Child or children


Definition

Someone who is a child. To pluralize "pickney", add "dem" to the end, e.g. "pickney dem"


Example Sentences

Patois: Di pickney dem very naughty, dem mus bi punished
English: The children are very naughty, they must be punished



posted on February 25, 2017

3. Obeah


English Translation

Spell


Definition

Witchcraft or black magic.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cyaan get ova har, its like shi obeah mi
English: I can't get over her, its like she cast a spell on me



posted on February 25, 2017