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1. Bruk out


Definition

Slang expression used to describe someone who acts unruly or rebellious


Example Sentences

Patois: Eva since Mary meet the pickney dem a skool she bruk out
English: Ever since Mary met the kids at school she got rebellious



posted on October 8, 2013

2. Bak A Waal


English Translation

Slum


Definition

Low class society.


Example Sentences

Patois: ;Di ghetto gyal dem is from bak a waal
English: Those girls are from an underprivileged society



posted on April 5, 2014

3. Bleach


Definition

to go without sleep usually because of excessive partying or any other fun activity


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nah cum a class todeh bekaaz mi did a bleach laas nite
English: I am not coming to class today because I stayed up all night



posted on April 11, 2014

4. Yah man


English Translation

Yes / Yeah


Example Sentences

Patois: Man1: “Yuh aright breddah?” Man2: “Yah man, mi irie”
English: Man1: “Are you ok brother?” Man2: “Yeah, I’m good”



posted on February 22, 2014

5. Blaze


English Translation

smoke weed


Example Sentences

Patois: Him a blaze di herbs from mawnin till dark.
English: He has been smoking weed from morning until dark



posted on February 28, 2017

6. boun fi


English Translation

sure to


Definition

something that is sure to happen


Example Sentences

Patois: Him did boun fi crash kaaz him eva deh drive faas
English: He was sure to crash because he’s is always driving fast



posted on April 19, 2014

7. Force ripe


English Translation

Unnaturally mature


Definition

Expression used to describe young girls, normally in their early or mid-teens; who dress, act or present themselves to look older than they actually are. They’re normally involved in adult activities such as sex, alcohol consumption, smoking and attending adult parties.


Example Sentences

Patois: Dem likkle girl deh a just 14, dem force ripe
English: Those little girls there are just 14, they are unnaturally mature



posted on July 15, 2013

8. miss


English Translation

missed


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi mussi miss dem
English: I must have missed them



posted on July 6, 2020

9. 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

10. Bowcat


Definition

Slang expression use to refer to someone who gives oral sex to a woman


Example Sentences

Patois: Mike, when yuh go stop being a bowcat?
English: Mike, when are you going to stop eating p**sy?



posted on September 16, 2013

11. Casco


English Translation

Fake


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh new shoes look like it a casco
English: Your new shoes looks fake



posted on April 26, 2015

12. Grades


English Translation

Marijuana / Weed


Definition

Slang term for marijuana derived from the name given to a special type of marijuana known as “high grade”.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi feel stress, mi a light up di grades
English: I’m feeling stress, I am going to smoke some weed



posted on March 18, 2014