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1. Dutty


English Translation

dirty


Definition

To be stank or have dirt on you.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi mudda tell mi sistah seh shi dutty.
English: My mother told my sister that she is dirty



posted on May 29, 2015

2. Mi nuh kin teet


English Translation

I’m very serious


Definition

I’m very serious / I don’t play


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh sure yuh waah try mi, mi nuh kin teet
English: Are you sure you want to try me, I don’t play



posted on November 17, 2016

3. Yaad


English Translation

home


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi did deh a mi yaad
English: I was at my home



posted on August 23, 2019

4. Bongo


English Translation

Black


Definition

A Rastafarian word for a Black


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuff people inna Jumieka ah descent a bongo people fram Africa
English: A lot of people in Jamaica are descent of black people from Africa



posted on July 21, 2014

5. Mash up


English Translation

Break


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah mek yuh mash up mi iphone
English: Why did you break my iphone



posted on October 2, 2013

6. Ongle


English Translation

Only


Example Sentences

(patois) Ongle one leff
(english) Only one is left



posted on April 25, 2013

7. Yuh si mi


English Translation

Do you understand me?


Example Sentences

Patois: Naah guh dung deh suh yuh si mi?
English: Not going down there you understand me?



posted on January 10, 2023

8. Babylon


English Translation

Police man


Definition

Rastafarian word for the police or the corrupt government system.
May also be used to describe any person or organization that oppresses the innocent


Example Sentences

(patois) Waah Babylon bwoy a cum.
(english) A police man is coming.



posted on April 25, 2013

9. Dun


English Translation

Done


Example Sentences

(patois) It nuh dun
(english) It isn’t done



posted on April 25, 2013

10. Mi nuh gud


English Translation

I'm not good


Example Sentences

Patois: No, mi nuh gud
English: No, I'm not good



posted on December 21, 2022

11. u zeemi


English Translation

do you see what I’m saying?


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh think him know wah him a chat bout, u zeemi?
English: I don’t think he knows what he’s talking about, do you see what I’m saying?



posted on March 22, 2014

12. Bad like yaz


English Translation

Awesome


Definition

Expression used for something that is really cool or awesome.


Example Sentences

(patois) Him bad like yaz.
(english) He is awesome.



posted on April 25, 2013