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1. Aile


English Translation

Oil


Example Sentences

(patois) gimmie di cookin aile.
(english) give me the cooking oil.



posted on April 25, 2013

2. loud up di thing


Definition

To expose someone's dirty or bad business


Example Sentences

Patois: My yute, why u waah loud up di thing?
English: Dude, why do you want to expose me?



posted on February 13, 2020

3. Jamdung


English Translation

Jamaica


Definition

Slang term for Jamaica similar to “Jamrock” or “Jamdown”


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi ago pan vacation inna Jamdung
English: I am going on vacation in Jamaica



posted on November 24, 2013

4. Wah di rass


English Translation

What the f**k


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah di raas! Sumady teif mi bloodclaat kyar
English: What the f**k! Someone stole my f**king car



posted on March 18, 2014

5. Bloodseed


Definition

Mild curse word used when one is frighten


Example Sentences

Patois: Bloodseed! A weh dat cum fram?
English: What the hell! Where did that come from?



posted on April 11, 2014

6. Fassy


English Translation

D**khead


Definition

Derogatory term for someone who is irritating, annoying or strongly disliked


Example Sentences

Patois: Di fassy just ran into mi kyar
English: The d**khead just ran into my car



posted on September 16, 2013

7. Irie


English Translation

okay


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh hav much fi complain bout caw mi life irie
English: I don't have much to complain about because my life is okay



posted on November 21, 2018

8. kuu


English Translation

look


Definition

To watch or look at someone or something


Example Sentences

Patois: Kuu pan dis video, it maad
English: Look at this video, it's awesome



posted on June 1, 2014

9. Rasta


English Translation

Rastafarian


Definition

Slang expression used to refer to a persons that wears dreadlocks and is a Rastafarian


Example Sentences

Patois: When did yuh become a rasta?
English: When did you become a Rastafarian?



posted on September 8, 2013

10. Yahso


English Translation

right here


Definition

the exact place where the object is


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh affi seh wah wi gwine duh yahso

English: You have to say what we are going to do here.



posted on March 13, 2016

11. Back yuh fist


English Translation

Masturbate


Definition

Slang expression used to refer to when a male plays with himself(masturbates)


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh need fi guh find a gyal and tap fram back yuh fist everyday
English: You need to go find a girl and stop masturbating everyday



posted on October 31, 2013

12. Cruff


English Translation

Worthless Person


Definition

Derogatory expression used to refer to someone that comes from the lower class section of the population. Additionally this term can also be used to describe anyone that possess the following characteristics; worthlessness, has no potential, has no priority or goal in life. Cruffs are generally looked down upon by the rest of the population.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cyaan belive seh him drop outta college and tun inna cruff
English: I can’t believe that he dropped out of college and turn into a worthless person



posted on October 21, 2013