Slang expression for stating that everything is good/alright.
Patois: (Person 1): Yow! Yuh need help wid di homework? (Person 2): No, mi criss
English: (Person 1): Hey! Do you need help with the homework? (Person 2): No, I’m good
A person who wears dreadlocks, not necessarily a Rasta.
(patois) Di dread inna di ackee tree
(english) The dreadlocks man is in the ackee tree
Where are you going?
Patois: Weh yah guh nex?
English: Where are you going next?
Expression of disgust
Patois: Yack! Yuh start nyam widout washin yuh han
English: Eww! You started to eat without washing your hands
Patois: Dem a cum now
English: They're coming now
to be a notorious thug; a criminal; someone who has escape from jail.
(patois) mi a hot steppa
(english) I am a hot stepper.
To give respect, encouragement or to acknowledge someone
(patois) Big up to mi frenz dem.
(english) Give respect to all my friends.
Patois: Wi a di guess a hanna
English: Wi a di guess a hanna
Patois: Nuh seh nuh'n, low dem
English: Don't say anything, leave them
A woman who is publicly being made a fool of by their significant other.
Patois: Him a gi har bun, shi a yamabella
English: He's cheating on her, she's a silly female
Not everything that's worth eating is worth talking about
Not everything one hears should be repeated
Rastafarian word for the police or the corrupt government system.
May also be used to describe any person or organization that oppresses the innocent
(patois) Waah Babylon bwoy a cum.
(english) A police man is coming.