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1. Feem


English Translation

His


Example Sentences

Patois: A feem cyar
English: It's his car



posted on July 7, 2020

2. Fambily


English Translation

Family


Example Sentences

(patois) Yu an mi a fambily
(english) You and I are family



posted on April 25, 2013

3. Dweet


English Translation

Do it


Example Sentences

(patois) A nuh mi dweet
(english) It wasn’t me who did it



posted on April 25, 2013

4. Go-go


English Translation

A stripper or club whore


Definition

A girl who does wining, twerking, bubbling and wriggling in a club or public square. She does all these exposing her sensitive body parts to the audience and does all sort of whorish stuffs mostly by wearing a pair of bikini. She can go as far as going completely naked while wining, twerking and bubbling for the audience.


Example Sentences

Patois: A whole heap a gyal inna Kingston a tun inna gogo.
English: Many girls in Kingston are becoming strippers (club whores)



posted on April 15, 2016

5. Mi a gwaan easy


English Translation

I’m taking it easy


Definition

Not to worry or stress; to relax and keep everything under control. This response is normally given when someone ask how you are doing


Example Sentences

Patois: Man1: “How yuh stay?” Man2: “Mi a gwaan easy ”
English: Man1: “How are you?” Man2: “I’m taking it easy ”



posted on November 11, 2013

6. Nyam


English Translation

eat


Definition

To eat


Example Sentences

Patois: Gimme food fi nyam
English: Give me food to eat



posted on March 26, 2017

7. Tanks


English Translation

Thanks


Example Sentences

(patois) Tank yu
(english) Thank you



posted on April 25, 2013

8. yeh man


Definition

yes (of course)!


Example Sentences

Patois: Man1- “Yuh deh cum adi paati likkle more?” Man2- “yeh man”
English: Man1- “Are you coming to the party later?” Man2- “Yes! Of course”



posted on February 15, 2015

9. Ave


English Translation

Have


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh ave mi fone?
English: Do you have my phone?



posted on July 13, 2019

10. Blurtnawt


English Translation

What the hell


Definition

Slang expression used when one’s surprise, incredulous or shocked.


Example Sentences

Patois: Blurtnawt! Sumady teef mi goat dem
English: What the hell! Someone stole my goats



posted on September 23, 2013

11. Dutty stinking gyal


English Translation

Dirty stinking girl


Definition

A dirty ratchet hood rat girl whose daily activities mostly involve hating on other females and causing trouble; a ratchet female


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi seh di dutty stinking gyal love fi cause trouble a road side
English: I said that hood rat loves to start problems on the street



posted on February 5, 2014

12. Enuh


English Translation

You know


Definition

An interjection, often used to point out something that your conversation partner doesn't know, but should


Example Sentences

Patois: Fram yestideh mi a wuk, mi tiad enuh
English: I’ve been working since yesterday, I’m tired you know



posted on September 24, 2013