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1. 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


2. 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


3. 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


4. 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


5. 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


6. 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




7. 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


8. 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


9. 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


10. crebbie crebbie


English Translation

tacky


Definition

a low-class person


Example Sentences

Patois: Cyaah bi frens wid har, shi a crebbie crebbie
English: Can't be friends with her, she's a tacky person



posted on December 11, 2020


11. Wah'm


English Translation

What happened


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah'm tuh yuh?
English: What happened to you?



posted on October 31, 2020


12. Yamhead


English Translation

Silly Female


Definition

A female that is being made to look like a fool by her partner. She's often blindly in love and doesn't realize that she's being played.


Example Sentences

Patois: Shi a yamhead
English: She's a fool



posted on September 14, 2020