Jamaican Patwah Logo

Patois and Slang Dictionary



Login into Jamaican Patwah
Not Registered? Signup Here



Trending Words on Jamaican Patwah


1. Haffi


English Translation

have to


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh nuh haffi duh that
English: You don't have to do that



posted on April 28, 2014

2. Boops


English Translation

Sugar Daddy


Definition

Someone who thinks they are in an intimate/sexual relationship with another person that is based on love but in reality, he/she is used only for finical benefits


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh nuh haffi worry about dat , mi boops will pay fi everyting
English: You don’t have to worry about that, my sugar daddy will pay for everything



posted on September 10, 2013

3. Chalwa


English Translation

Chalice


Definition

A type of smoking pipe mainly used as Rasta rites.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi wah fi load up di chalwa
English: I want to load up the Chalice



posted on June 10, 2022

4. Eff


English Translation

If


Example Sentences

(patois) Eff it nuh right, nuh dweet
(english) If it isn’t right, don’t do it



posted on April 25, 2013

5. Hail up


English Translation

hello


Definition

Expression used to greet people.


Example Sentences

Patois: Hail up, wah yuh up to?
English: Hello, what are you up to?



posted on December 20, 2018

6. I-yah


English Translation

You


Definition

Rasta slang for “you”.


Example Sentences

(patois) Yow I-yah
(english) Hey you



posted on April 25, 2013

7. Ital


Definition

Rastafarian slang used to describe food that is in its natural state; does that contain any artificial elements. This term is also used to describe food that is cooked with very little or no salt.


Example Sentences

Patois: Bredrin, mi nuh waah nuh ital callaloo
English: Brethren, I don’t want any calalloo without salt on it



posted on July 15, 2013

8. Livity


English Translation

Lifestyle


Definition

The way a person or group people Iive.


Example Sentences

Patois: Di Rastafari livity ah promote peace.
English: The Rastafari lifestyle promotes peace.



posted on March 6, 2017

9. Natty


English Translation

Rastafarian


Definition

Slang term used to refer to a Rastafarian who wears dreadlocks.


Example Sentences

Patois: Check di natty dread fi sum more weed
English: Check the dreadlocks man for some more weed



posted on September 10, 2013

10. Puss nuh business inna dawg fight


English Translation

Cat doesn’t have any business in a dog’s fight


Definition

Keep out of what does not concern you



posted on September 5, 2014

11. weed jam


English Translation

weed group


Definition

This is a group of people who smoke weed together at specified places


Example Sentences

Patois: Dem Babylon cum here every Chewsday caaz dem kno weed jam smoke weed deh
English: The police comes here every Tuesday because they know that the weed group smokes weed there



posted on December 22, 2015

12. Beat dem bad


English Translation

Surpass


Definition

To be better than anyone or anything


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh fraid a dem, cah mi a beat dem bad
English: I'm not afraid of them, because I'm better than them.



posted on June 15, 2022