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1. Nuh


English Translation

no


Definition

nuh sad story

no bad news


Example Sentences

Patois: nuh sad story
English: no bad news



posted on June 15, 2015

2. Deh


English Translation

There


Definition

Generic patois term that has a variety of meaning depending on the context in which it is used. It can mean any the following; the, there or that


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi neva si it deh
English: I didn’t see it there



posted on September 30, 2013

3. fi


English Translation

to


Definition

To (used for expressing direction or motion or direction toward something)


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi realli waah dem fi know seh mi deh here
English: I want them to know that I am here



posted on August 11, 2016

4. Seh


English Translation

Said


Example Sentences

Patois: Who seh dat?
English: Who said that?



posted on July 23, 2019

5. Suss


English Translation

Gossip


Definition

to talk about someone behind their back


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi hear seh yuh did a suss bout mi
English: I heard that you were gossiping about me



posted on March 22, 2014

6. Hail up


English Translation

Hi or Hello


Definition

To say hi or hello to someone


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah mek yuh neva hail up Robert wen yuh pass him?
English: Why didn’t you say hi to Robert when you passed him?



posted on November 11, 2013

7. Linga


English Translation

Linger


Example Sentences

Patois: Doah linga ah di doorway
English: Don't linger at the doorway



posted on July 4, 2019

8. a


English Translation

are


Definition

a reference to two or more things


Example Sentences

Patois: Dem a killas
English: They are killers



posted on August 21, 2018

9. Luddy


English Translation

Lucky


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh luddy
English: You’re lucky



posted on August 5, 2013

10. bless up


Definition

Bless up is used in Jamaica to mean, have a nice day, have a good day or have a blessed day.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi soon farwud, bless up.
English: I will be back soon, have a nice day.



posted on July 13, 2016

11. Miggle


English Translation

Middle


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cum by inna di miggle addi day but mi neva si yuh
English: I came by in the middle of the day but I didn’t see you



posted on October 2, 2013

12. Bwoy


English Translation

boy


Definition

A young male


Example Sentences

Patois: Cum yah bwoy!
English: Come here boy!



posted on December 5, 2013