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1. Bumbo-pussy-raasclaat


Definition

During an argument it is used to express feelings of anger or used when excited or within a conversation with friends.


Example Sentences

Patois: Bumbo-p**sy-raasclaat, cuh deh!!
English: What the f**k! Look at that!



posted on May 31, 2017

2. a


English Translation

are


Definition

a reference to two or more things


Example Sentences

Patois: Dem a killas
English: They are killers



posted on August 21, 2018

3. Bagga mouth


English Translation

all talk but no action


Definition

Slang expression used to refer to a person who is all talk but no action. The literal translation is “a lot of mouth”


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuh pay him nuh mind, him a bagga mouth
English: Don’t pay him any mind, he’s all talk but no action



posted on October 31, 2013

4. Bwoy


English Translation

Boy


Example Sentences

(patois) Di bwoy run cross di road fi save di chickin
(english) The boy ran across the road to save the chicken



posted on April 25, 2013

5. Macka


English Translation

Thorns


Example Sentences

Patois: Di macka inna di bush jook mi
English: The thorns in the bushes poked me



posted on October 31, 2013

6. Mi nuh care bout yuh


English Translation

l don't care about you


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh care bout yuh
English: l don't care about you



posted on July 14, 2014

7. Nothing nah gwan


English Translation

Nothing is going on


Definition

When used as a greeting this expression means everything is ok but nothing much or new is going on”.


Example Sentences

Patois: Man1: “Wah gwaan” Man2: “Nothing nah gwaan”
English: Man1: “What is going on” Man2: “Nothing much is going on”



posted on November 11, 2013

8. so cow a grow so him nose hole a hoppen


English Translation

The more a cow grows, the more it's nostrils opens


Definition

The more you grow, the better you become with knowledge and experience. You get better as you practise.


Example Sentences

Patois: so cow a grow so him nose hole a h'oppen, Yu nuh see seh we a get betta everyday?
English: You get better with knowledge and experience as you grow, Don't you see that we get better everyday?



posted on April 3, 2019

9. Wat a guh dung


English Translation

What's happening


Definition

Literal translation - "What's going down?"


Example Sentences

Patois: Wat a guh dung a di paati tomorrow?
English: What's happening at the party tomorrow?



posted on September 21, 2015

10. Bad luck wus dan obeah


English Translation

Bad luck is worse than witchcraft


Definition

Misfortune is very unpleasant



posted on July 16, 2019

11. Batty hole


English Translation

asshole


Definition

Expression used to refer to the anus


Example Sentences

Patois: Dat man luv f**k batty hole.
English: That man loves to f**k assholes



posted on January 1, 2014

12. bless up


Definition

Bless up is used in Jamaica to mean, have a nice day, have a good day or have a blessed day.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi soon farwud, bless up.
English: I will be back soon, have a nice day.



posted on July 13, 2016