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1. Happy Eastah


English Translation

Happy Easter


Example Sentences

Patois: Happy Eastah mi fren
English: Happy Easter my friend



posted on April 4, 2021


2. Squaddie


English Translation

Police Officer


Example Sentences

Patois: Di squaddie gone inna di house
English: The police officer went in the house



posted on March 28, 2021


3. Long-seed man


English Translation

Old man


Definition

A pejorative title use to refer to an elderly male


Example Sentences

Patois: Dis yah long seed man shoulda kno betta
English: Dis old man should of known better



posted on March 18, 2021


4. Weh yah guh


English Translation

Where are you going?


Example Sentences

Patois: Weh yah guh nex?
English: Where are you going next?



posted on January 15, 2021


5. Yamabella


English Translation

Silly Female


Definition

A woman who is publicly being made a fool of by their significant other.


Example Sentences

Patois: Him a gi har bun, shi a yamabella
English: He's cheating on her, she's a silly female



posted on January 2, 2021


6. Guh fi


English Translation

Go for


Example Sentences

Patois: Guh fi it, nuh tap
English: Go for it, don't stop



posted on January 2, 2021




7. So mi like it


English Translation

That's how I like it


Example Sentences

Patois: Put more ketchup pan eh, suh mi like it
English: Put more ketchup on it, that's how I like it



posted on January 1, 2021


8. Low dem


English Translation

Leave them


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuh seh nuh'n, low dem
English: Don't say anything, leave them



posted on December 31, 2020


9. Move and gweh


English Translation

Get lost


Definition

Literally, "move and go away."


Example Sentences

Patois: Shut up an move an gweh!
English: Shut up and get lost!



posted on December 31, 2020


10. Cratchiz


English Translation

Crotch


Definition

the part of the human body between the legs where they join the torso.


Example Sentences

Patois: Di pants cratchiz tear out
English: The pants crotch is torn



posted on December 31, 2020


11. Nuff Luv


English Translation

Lots of love


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi hav nuff luv fi yuh
English: I have lots of love for you



posted on December 26, 2020


12. Sick inna im head


English Translation

Mad Or Crazy


Definition

someone that's behaving like they are not in their right senses.


Example Sentences

Patois: Di gyal dem deh sick Inna dem head
English: The girls over there are crazy



posted on December 13, 2020