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1. 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

2. Don dada


English Translation

General


Definition

The highest ranking boss in any activity; the most respected.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi adi don dada, mi run dem yah streets
English: I am the general, I run these streets



posted on October 21, 2013

3. Bro Gad


English Translation

Bro God


Definition

A very close brother


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cyaah leff him, him a mi Bro Gad
English: I can't leave him, he's my Bro God



posted on September 8, 2020

4. Dooks


English Translation

To have sex


Definition

To have sexual intercourse


Example Sentences

Patois: Di borosie bwoy did ah dooks di likkle dawta.
English: The rude boy had sex with the little girl.



posted on August 13, 2015

5. If fish cum fram deep sea and tell yuh seh it deep, yuh cyaah seh a lie


English Translation

If a fish comes from deep sea and tells you that it's deep, you can't say that's a lie


Definition

Don't speak obout things of which you have no knowledge



posted on July 14, 2019

6. A watta guwaan yasso?


English Translation

What's going on here?


Definition

The obvious question for an answer


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi waah know a watta guwaan yasso?
English: I would like to know "what's going on here?



posted on August 2, 2015

7. Weh mi fi cum aff


English Translation

Where should I get off?



posted on September 14, 2019

8. Yuh nuh ready


English Translation

You’re not ready


Definition

Try again or insultingly, you are stupid, incompetent etc.


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh nuh ready, yuh need fi cum afta mi betta dan dat
English: Try again, you need to come after me better than that



posted on October 21, 2014

9. Bikkle


English Translation

Food


Definition

Slang expression used to refer to food/meal


Example Sentences

Patois: Di bikkle deh pon the stove
English: The food is on the stove



posted on July 15, 2013

10. Flim


English Translation

Movie / film


Definition

Events captured by camera as a set of moving images


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi did a pree di ole flim pon tv laas nite.
English:
I was watching the old movie on tv last night



posted on February 21, 2017

11. Gunguru mara


English Translation

God Almighty


Definition

It is used in reference to God Almighty. Its etymology can be traced to the Amharic language spoken by the Amharas of Ethiopia. It is used in the Iyaric dialect of Jamaican Patois commonly spoken by Rastas.


Example Sentences

Patois: Whollan faith still, Gunguru mara haa control ova everyting
English: Hold unto faith still, God Almighty has control over everything.



posted on January 27, 2016

12. Mi throw mi corn but me neva call no fowl


English Translation

I threw my corn but I didn’t call any fowl


Definition

In short this means, you are who you show yourself to be, not who you say you are.



posted on September 1, 2014