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1. a that wid dem


English Translation

That's the problem with them.


Definition

An expression used to emphasize the bad habit of someone.


Example Sentences

Patois: Dem pickney yah never like guh a skool, a dat wid them.
English: These kids never liked going to school, that's the problem with them.



posted on October 14, 2016

2. Goodie


English Translation

Goody


Definition

A well liked female friend


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi goodie a guh help
English: My goody is going to help



posted on September 5, 2021

3. A nuh same day leaf drop a wata battam it rotten


English Translation

It's not the same day a leaf drops to the bottom of the water that it begins to rots


Definition

Success doesn't happen over night



posted on July 14, 2019

4. Baby madda


English Translation

Baby Mother


Definition

The mother of a child.


Example Sentences

(patois) She a mi baby madda.
(english) She is my baby’s mother.



posted on April 25, 2013

5. Dunce bat


English Translation

stupid


Definition

To be unintelligent or stupid, idiot etc.


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh a dunce bat, yuh cyaa duh nuttin.
English: Your stupid, you can't do nothing.



posted on February 25, 2017

6. Infahmah


English Translation

Informer


Definition

Someone who gives up incriminating evidence on another person(snitch), usually to the police


Example Sentences

(patois) Dem a informah
(english) They are snitches



posted on April 25, 2013

7. Up suh


English Translation

Up there


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh deh guh up suh likkle more?
English: Are you going up there later?



posted on February 23, 2017

8. A Gwine


English Translation

I'm going to


Example Sentences

Patois: A gwine cum bak tomorrow
English: I'm going to come back tomorrow



posted on September 21, 2014

9. A suh wi dweet


English Translation

This is how we do it


Example Sentences

Patois: A suh wi dweet, wi clothes always tun up
English: This is how we do it, our clothes are always turnt up



posted on July 18, 2015

10. Dahkahs


English Translation

Sunglasses


Example Sentences

(patois) Sun too at, mi need a dahkahs
(english) The sun is too hot, I need a sunglass



posted on April 25, 2013

11. Go down deh


English Translation

Go down there


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuh stop, go down there
English: Don't stop, go down there



posted on June 15, 2021

12. nuh romp wid mi


English Translation

Don't play with me


Definition

1. This is a sentence used by a person who tries to warn someone with a reckless behavior.

2. warning or trying to show someone that you don't like the way they tease or play with you.


Example Sentences

Patois: Sistren, mi nuh like it. Nuh ramp wid mi,
English: Sister, I don't like it. Don't play with me



posted on January 17, 2017