child or children
Patois: Dem yah nowadays pickney waah fi bi like big people
English: These nowadays children want to be like adults
Child or children
Someone who is a child. To pluralize "pickney", add "dem" to the end, e.g. "pickney dem"
Patois: Di pickney dem very naughty, dem mus bi punished
English: The children are very naughty, they must be punished
A young person
Patois: Pickney dem a guh play dutty, unuh haffi tap dem
English: The children will play dirty so you have to stop them
(patois) Him a jus pickney
(english) He is just a child
Means child or children.
(patois) Whoofa pickney dis?
(english) Whoose child is this?