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1. A wah suh?


English Translation

What is it?



posted on September 5, 2023

2. Irie


English Translation

Feeling good


Definition

A state of well-being


Example Sentences

Patois: Di concert mek mi feel irie.
English: The concert made me feel good.



posted on May 13, 2024

3. Small up yuhself


English Translation

Make way


Definition

A phrase used to politely ask someone to make room or move aside, often used in crowded or tight spaces


Example Sentences

Patois: Excuse me, bredda. Small up yuhself, mi need fi pass through
English: Excuse me, brother. Make room, I need to pass through



posted on August 16, 2023

4. Back yuh fist


English Translation

Masturbate


Definition

To 'back yuh fist' is to masturbate. They say it's the best form of birth control and disease prevention, however it's usually men who cannot for whatever reason get a woman, who resorts to 'backing his fist' .



posted on December 23, 2023

5. Bun


English Translation

Cheat


Definition

This is when a person in a monogamous romantic relationship has an emotional or sexual relationship with someone else without their partner's consent


Example Sentences

Patois: Shi gi mi bun
English: She cheated on me



posted on May 29, 2024

6. Skettel


English Translation

Promiscuous Woman


Definition

A term used to describe a woman who is known for her promiscuity or multiple sexual partners, often used in a derogatory manner


Example Sentences

Patois: She's a notorious skettel, always involved with different guys
English: She's a notorious promiscuous woman, always involved with different guys



posted on September 5, 2023

7. boonoonoonoos


English Translation

Sweetheart


Definition

Term of endearment for a loved one


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh a mi boonoonoonoos
English: You are my sweetheart



posted on May 7, 2024