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      Cool Dread Dictionary, Rasta words, expressions, and slang.

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      A (ah)- Means many things from: a, to, is, it, the, will, ECT. ‘A’ is said before action will or has taken place. This is the main Jamaican preposition for nearly everything.
      A door (ah do-ah)- Out doors; outside.
      A go (ah go)- To go or will go. Mi a go a door. (I am going outside).
      Ackee- African fruit introduced in Jamaica in 1778; is Jamaicas national fruit and is the second main ingredient of Jamaica’s national dish combination, ackee and saltfish.
      Agony (ah-gon-ee)- Sexual orgasm or sensation of sex.
      Ah sey one (ah seh won)- Expression to say that something is really cool and great.
      Aile (i’ll)- Oil.
      Aks (ax)- Ask.
      A lie- Your lying; that is a lie.
      All fruits ripe- Everything is just great. All is good.
      All di while- All the time; sometimes; the time during. All the while dem depon di bashment. (They are partying all the time.)
      An- (ahn) And.
      A nuh mi- Means that that’s not me … It’s not me to...I am not one to…A nuh mi fi like it. (I am not one to like that).
      Aright (ah-rite)- All right, sure, yes, okay.
      ‘At- Hot; also hat.
      ‘At steppa- Hot stepper, a jail breaker and one in trouble with the law.
      A true- It is true; I am not lying.

      Baan- Born. A weh ya baan? (Where were you born?)
      Baby madda- Mother of a child.
      Babylon (bah-bee-lon)- A Rasta word for the police and the corrupt system.
      Backside (bok-side)- Refers to someone else’s self, expressed towards another person. A rude way to refer to someone. Move yu backside. (Move your self).
      Badda (bad-da)- Bother. Naa Badda mi. (Don’t bother me.)
      Bad like yaz- Expression for saying something is really cool.
      Bad man/bwoy- Criminal type guy. A really bad individual. Bad man no flee. (Gangsters don’t run away.) Dat a bad bwoy. (That is a gangster.)
      Bag juice- The cheapest fruit punch money can buy.
      Bait (be-it)- Scoundrel, punk, scum, and these types of people. Ooman naa like bait. (Women don’t like punks.)
      Bald head- A Rasta label for one who is too caught up with the evil system—Babylon. Also is anyone who is a non-dreadlocks; usually white people.
      Bandu- A hair band worn by women.
      Bandulu (ban-doo-loo)- criminal; crooked activity; also means a fake passport/visa.
      Bare (beer)- Only. Is bare pickney yahso. (There’s only children here.)
      Bash, Bashy- This is a popular slang term that means cool, awesome, nice stuff, ECT.
      Bashment- A great event or happening; dancehall; party. Also the same as bashy above. Dem bashment gyal. (They are girls who like to party.). Wi gwaan hab a bashment time. (We are going to have a great time.)
      Batty- Primarily means butt; also signals to homosexuals. ‘Im a battyman. (He is gay).
      Beg- To ask; also means to beg. Di man dem beg fa jooks. (The men beg for sex.)
      Big up- This is a popular term for saying what’s up and a gesture of tribute. Big up uno dem. (Praise to all of them).
      Bill- A basic Jamaican $100 bill. Worth just over two U.S. dollars.
      Blessed- A Rasta word; blessing(s).
      Bling- Flashy and expensive; necklace or chain. Look pon mi bling. (Look at my chain).
      Bloodclot- Strong curse word.
      Bloodfire (blud-fiah)- Hell.
      Blouse an skirts- Politcally correct version of the curse word bumboclot.
      Bly- Favor or chance. Mi mus get a bly. (I must get a chance.) Usually referring to driving on the road.
      Bobo dread- A certain sect of Rastas that wear turbans and carry brooms to signify cleansiness. They are of the Bobo Shanti order and are true followers of Prince Emmanuel.
      Bodderation (bod-da-ray-shun)- A comical version of “Bother.”
      Bokkle (bok-el)- Bottle.
      Boots- Condoms; also shoes.
      Bout- About. Naa worry bout it. (Don’t worry about it).
      Bow- to perform oral sex; mostly on a woman.
      Box- To fight and punch. She box ‘im face. (She punched his face.)
      Bredda- Brother.
      Bredren- Fellow friends and collegues; brothers in unity.
      Browning- Complementing a black person of light skin, and good complexion.
      Bruk- Broke, broken, break. Nuh bruk it. (Don’t break it).
      Brukout- A climax of pure energy and excitement; to act unruly. Usually at a party.
      Buck- To accidentally bump into; to meet by chance.
      Bud- Bird.
      Buddy- Male genital.
      Bulla- Cake.
      Bumboclot- King of curse words.
      Bun- To get cheated on; also burn, kill, and to smoke. She gi ‘im bun ka im bun whole heap a herb. (She cheated on him because he smokes a whole heap of herb.) Di Rasta dem say, “Bun dung queer!” (The Rastas say, “Burn down (kill) the queers!”)
      Bupps- Financially providing for a woman. She bupps im out. ‘Im her bupps. (She played him for money. He is her sugar daddy).
      Bush weed- A term for rendering poor quality herb.
      Buss- To bust; like to bust a move; burst out; unruly.
      Bwoy (b-why)- Boy. This is a common term for anybody—male or female.

      Ca (cah)- Because. Also can be the word “Can”. Mi ca hab…? (Can I have…?)
      Card- To play a joke or trick. Dem play a card pon mi. (They tricked me).
      Cargo- A big and heavy gold or expensive chain one wears to show wealth.
      Casco (kas-ko)- Imitation, fake designer clothes.
      Cat- Female genitals. Mi nuh like fi bowcat. (I don’t like to perform oral sex).
      Chaka-chaka- Messy and untidy.
      Cha/cho- Expression of surprise. Cha! (What!)
      Champion- A person who is extraordinary on the dancefloor and in the bed.
      Chalice- The Rasta water bong/pipe that is made from a hollowed coconut.
      Chatty-Chatty- Overly talkative to the point of irritation.
      Check it deep- Check it out. When mi check it deep, a casco name brand. (When I checked it out, it was a fake).
      Chewsday- Tuesday.
      Chi chi- Gay, homosexual, queer. Chi-chi man. (Gay man.)
      Chuck- Full-size truck.
      Clean- Sexual expression for giving a blowjob.
      Cock it up- Aggressive sex.
      Coil- Term for money when dollars are wrapped in a roll.
      Coppa- Copper; a term for a coin valued less than a dollar.
      Coo- Look. Coo yah! (Look here!)
      Coolie- Jamaican Indian from India.
      Coolie hair- Straight hair.
      Craven- Greedy. Craven choke puppy. This is a famous line that depicts someone who wants everything but, when they get it, they can’t handle it.
      Cris- Slang for cool and instyle. Dat cris. (That is cool.)
      Crosses- Problems and misfortunes. Mi always inna crosses. (I always have bad luck.)
      Culture (kul-cha)- Reflecting or pertaining to the roots, values and traditions of Rastas.
      Cuss-cuss- Shouting fight with bad words.
      Cutchie- A clay-fired earth piece that fits into a chalice needed to hold ganja; a cup.
      Cutlass- A cutting instrument; a very large knife.
      Cutta- Cutter; can opener; cutting tool.
      Cut yeye- Cutting your eye at someone by turning the eyes the other way.
      Cyar (key-ar)- Car.

      Dan- Than
      Dandimite- Dynamite
      Darkers (dah-kahs)- Sunglasses, shades.
      Dat- That
      Dawta (doh-ta)- Daughter; woman, good woman friend.
      Dead- Dead, die, killed, to kill. ‘Im a dead. (He is dead).
      Dear- Expensive. Dat cost dear. (That is very expensive.)
      Deestant (dee-stant)- Decent.
      Dege-dege (deh-geh deh-geh)- Measly or skimpy.
      Deh- There—as in place. Also asks where something is. Weh ih deh? (Where is it?)
      Deh ‘bout- Nearby, close to.
      Dehya (deh-yah)- Here or there.
      Dem- Them. Use dem after plural objects. Di gal dem. (The girls.)
      Depan (deh-pon)- On; on top of; upon.
      Des- Desperate. Im sey im des fi a food. (He said he’s desperate for food).
      Dey (dayah)- They; there, as in to be or exist. Dey nuh odda way. (There is no other way). Nuh milk nuh dey. (There is no milk there). Dey say. (They say.)
      Di- The; did, was. ‘Im did dun di ting? (Did he complete the thing?)
      Dideh (di-dayah)- Was there or right over there. ‘Im dideh. (He is/was there). Member when wi dideh? (Do you remember when we were there?)
      Dis- This.
      Disya- This right here.
      Don- A term and name for one who is well respected.
      Doondoos (dune-deuce)- Referring to an albino.
      Downpress- Rasta word for “Oppress”.
      Dread- Person who has dreadlocks, greeting to friend, expression of a good idea.
      Dreadnut- Rasta word for “Coconut.”
      Drop legs- To dance.
      Dub- Mixed music of electronicreggae.
      Dun- Done, finished, over with; kill. Mi dun feel bad. (I am done feeling bad). Mi dun dweet. (I have finished doing it).
      Dun know- Don’t know.
      Dung- Down. Come dung. Sidung (Come down. Sit down.)
      Duppy (dup-pee)- Ghost.
      Dutty- Dirty; also a popular slang expression, as in Dutty yo.
      Dutty gal- Tin mackerel. This is common food for the poor.
      Dween- Doing.
      Dweet- Do it.

      Ease-up- To relax. Ease up uno self. (Relax yourselves.)
      Eat unda sheet- Expression of performing oral sex.
      Eaz haad- Ears hard. Means stubbornness or thickskulled; one who doesn’t listen. Yu rass claat haad eaz. (You are damn stubborn.)
      Eff- If
      Ends- A place. Mi a go pon one ends still. (I am going to one place).
      Eveling- Evening
      Everything cook and curry- Everything is just fine.

      Fa- For. Wa mek yu dweet fa? (Why did you do it for?)
      Faas- Fast. Tap drive faas. (Stop driving fast).
      Facety (fe-ast-ee)- Bad mannered and nasty; acting fresh.
      Fambly- Family.
      Fass- Nosey.
      Favor (fa-va)- Looks like; resembles. ‘Im a fava a dinna pig. (He resembles the size of a pig.) She fava har mudda. (She looks like her mother.)
      Feel no way- Not taken in offense; not to worry or care.
      Fi (fee)- To. This is the main Jamaican prepostion. Mi naa waan fi do it. (I don’t want to do it).
      Fi mi, fi she, fi yu, fi ‘Im- Mine, hers, yours, his. Shows possession. A fi mi cyar. (My car). Fi dem. (Theirs.)
      Fiah (fi-ah)- Fire; also used to designate the smoking of ganja. More fiah! (More weed!)
      Fit- when used of fruits and vegetables, it means that fruit is ready to pick and is fully grown, though not necessarily fully ripe to eat.
      Flim- Film; mostly camera film. Mi need fi buy flim becaa’ no flim in’ai camra. (I need to buy film because there is no film in the camera.)
      Flex- To chill and hang out having a time; to plan an activity.
      Follow- To travel close to, to follow or seek. Follow back a mi. (Follow me.) Di fly a follow yu head. (The fly is seeking your head.)
      Foot- Any part of the entire leg. ‘Im foot a bruk means that his leg is broken.
      Forward- Future; to go or to move.
      Fren’- Friend.
      Frock- Dress. Also an expression, e.g. Fit ‘n frock means everything is good.
      Fram- From; since. Mi dehya fram 6:00. (I have been here since 6:00). Fram when mi a pickney mi a dweet. (I have been doing it since I was a kid).
      Fresh- Not ready; still bitter or sour. Di juice a fresh still. (The juice is still raw tasting.)
      Fuckery (fuk-ree)- A maljustice, something wrong and unfair; this is not considered a bad word. A fuckery dat. (That was a messed up thing).

      Gaan- Literally means gone. ‘Im gaan. (He is gone.)
      Gaan to bed- An expression of loving something very much.
      ‘Gainst- Against. She fight ‘gainst mi. (She fought against me.)
      Galang- Go along.
      Ganja- Marijuana.
      Gansey- T-shirt.
      Gates- Home. Many homes in JA have gates. One’s “gates” is one’s home.
      Get- To have, to have had, got, gotten. Mi get fi realize. (I realize or I have realized.) General- A cool and smooth operator.
      Ginnal- Trickster, con-person. ‘Im so ginnal. (He is a tricky person.)
      Ginnygog- An influential person--derogative.
      Gimme- Give me.
      Give tanks- A expression of gratitude; a Rasta expression.
      Glamity- Womans’ sexual private area.
      Gleena- Newspaper; the Jamaican Gleener.
      Godeh- Go there. Mi no go deh. (I’m not going there)
      Gone- Gone, passed, left. Mi see har di Monday gone. (I saw her the passed Monday.)
      Gorgon- Outstanding person and very well respected. ‘Im a don gorgon. (He is a master of situations).
      Greetings- An opening greeting used heavily by Rastas.
      Grindsman- One who is great in bed.
      Grow- To raise. She grow mi. (She raised me.)
      Gwaan- Go on. Wa a gwaan? (What’s going on?)
      Gwine (gween)- Going. Wi gwine adoor. (We are going outside.)
      Gweh- Go away.

      Hab- Have
      Haffi- Have to.
      Half eediat (af ee-dee-at)- A very stupid person.
      Hanga- Closet; hanger.
      Hangle- Handle.
      Har- Her
      Haste (hee-ase)- To be in a hurry. Mek haste. (Hurry up)
      Hat- Hurt
      Higgla- A street vendor; comes from the British word higgler.
      Hol ih dung- Hold it down. Means keep it steady; make a secret; not to be told.
      Honor (hon-nah)- A Rasta word; greeting or good-bye.
      Hose- Penis. Mi kyaan lock mi hose off. (I can’t keep it in side; in this case the speaker is stating being excessively sexually active.)
      Hot steppa- Hot stepper, which is a criminal; fugitive; escapee from jail.
      Hush- Sorry. [Person 1] Ouch! Yu hut mi! [Person 2] Hush. {1} You hurt me! {2} Sorry.
      Although, someone saying ‘hush’ to you may make you more angry, just remember that in Jamaican Patois ‘hush’ means to be sorry; an apology.

      I an I- Rasta speech for me. Me, myself, and I.
      I-cense- Rasta word for ganga, which is taken from the Biblical word “Incense.”
      I-ditate- Rasta word for “Meditate.”
      I-dren- Rasta word for bredren, which is taken from the Biblical word “Brethren.”
      I-laloo- Rasta word for “Callaloo”, which is spinach.
      I-man / I-mon - Refers to the self. I-man waan dat. (I want that). Rasta for: Me or you.
      I-ney- A classic Rasta greeting.
      I-ree- Rasta word for “Irie”, which means to be happy.
      I-sire- Rasta word for “Desire”
      I-tal- Rasta term for “Vital”, which is a strict diet and way of life. Most commonly Rasta food that is pure, unprocessed, and unsalted.
      I-tes- Rasta word for “Heights.” The I-tes color for the Rasta is Red. This word is also used as a greeting.
      I-wah- Rasta word for “Hour.”
      I-yah- Me (I) or you.
      Ih (ih or ee)-It. Weh ih deh? (Where is it?)
      ‘Im- Him
      Informa- (in-fah-mah)Informer. One who narcs or tells on others--usually to the police. Informers are not respected.
      Inna- In the. This word can also be spelled with only one ‘n’.
      Inna di lights- Expression to say tomorrow. See you inna di lights. (See you tomorrow.)
      Irie (I-ree)- Means everything is alright. Expression of feeling great and cool.
      Iron bird (Irun-buud)- An Iron bird is an airplane. Yu jus come off di ironbud. (You’ve just come off the plane.)
      Is- This means it is, it was, or was it? This is can be used to repace the word it; and can also pose a question if it comes first in the sentence. Is ‘im a dweet? (It was him that did it or can mean. Was it him that did it?)

      Ja, Jamdown, Jamdung- Words for Jamaica.
      Jacket- Bastard; a child that is raised by another father. (Usually from the wife cheating on someone else and the father never knowing.)
      Jah- Lord. Jah Bless. (God Bless.)
      Jah guide- A Rasta farewell and good-bye. Literally says that “God shall guide.”
      Jah know- Lord or God knows; an expression of agreement.
      Jake, Johnny, Joe- Terms Jamaicans use to yell and call out when they see white Americans. Hey Jake!
      Jancro- John Crow, which is the name for the hated albino buzzard/vulture; also an expression of hate.
      Jesum Piece- A soft expresson of aggrivation.
      Jester- To joke; kidding. Mi naa jesta. ( I’m not kidding.)
      Jook- To pierce or poke; to have sex.
      Jus begin fi dead- Expression saying that people were really shocked or amazed, like they could have dropped dead. Dem jus begin fi dead when wi did wi ting. (They almost dropped dead when we did our thing).

      Ketch- To ketch; to get, to achieve.
      Key- Slang for good friend. Similar to “My main man.” Wa’ppun mi key? (What’s up man?) This word also means the normal key we are used to for opening doors.
      Kill mi dead- Expression of certainty; I’ll do it at all costs, no matter what. Mi muss a go kill mi dead. (I’ll get there no matter what.)
      Kiss teet- A facial expression when the lips are pressed together kissing and the eyebrows up. Makes a hiss. Also is a very rude jesture and sound of the face and mouth.
      Ku- Look. Ku pon dis. (Look at this).
      Kya (Key-a) Care. Mi nuh kya. (I don’t care.)
      Kyaan- Can’t; can not. Note: some spellings have it as “Cyaan” or “Caan”.
      Kyaan done- Can’t finish; never ending. Mi lub yu kyaan done. (My love for you can’t end.)
      Kyarri (key-ah-ree)- Carry.

      Laas- Last; or lose.
      Labba-Labba- Talking to much. Labba mout. (A chatter mouth.)
      Lambsbread- A Rasta term for high-grade ganja.
      Lang- Long. Lang time mi a wait. (I’ve waited for a long time.)
      Large (laaj)- Very well respected. Dat large. (That’s popular). Also used as a slang term, “Large up!” (Similar to “Big up”—a term of fond greeting and appreciation.)
      Lef- Leave, left, passed.
      Leggo- To let go; leave, let’s go. She leggo har numba. (She gave out her number.)
      Legsus- A spoof on the luxury car, Lexus, but expresses the walking power of the legs.
      Liad (li-ad)- Liar. Yu a liad. (You are a liar).
      Lickle- Little.
      Lickle more- A saying of goodbye.
      Light- Power; electricity.
      Likky-Likky- One who is greedy about eating everything seen. Yu too likky-likky.
      Lilly- Little, tiny.
      Link up- Slang for “Hooking up”; getting or meeting together, ect. Mi link yu up layta. (I’ll get with you later.)
      Lock up- Closed. Di store dem a lock up. (The stores are closed).

      Machet- A machete.
      Maga- Skinny and slender.
      Man juice- Sperm.
      Manley- A Jamaican $1000 bill that has former prime minister Michael Manley.
      Mantell- Male gigolo; a real player and whore of a man.
      Marina- A sleeveless wifebeater T-shirt, commonly netted.
      Mas- An old and wise master; a old-timer who deserves respect.
      Mascot- Someone who is lame, inferior; can mean gay.
      Mash it up- Expression of doing well; like, “Break a leg”; be a big success.
      Mek- Let; make. Mek wi dweet. (Let us do it). Mek up yu mind. (Make up your mind). Dat di best eva mek. (That’s the best ever made.)
      Memba- Remember.
      Mi- Me, I, mine. Mi soon come. (I’ll be there soon). [Can be pronounced Mee or Meh]
      Mon- Perhaps the single most important Jamaican word, “Mon” can represent every person in Jamaica—man, woman, and child. Yes mon! (Yes man, woman, or child!)
      ‘Mongst- Amongst
      More time- Popular expression for saying good-bye. This must be said with power and voice. More time! (Later!)
      Mos def- Most definitely. An expression meaning, of course, yes, sure, ECT.
      Mr. Mention- A real ladies man who is the talk of the town so to speak.
      Mudda- Mother.
      Muss- Must.
      Mussi- Must be.
      My yute- My youth. Friendly expression of calling a friend or youger one. Hey my yute. (Hey my friend).

      Naa- A variation of the word No.
      Nanny- A Jamaican $500 bill worth about 11 U.S. dollars.
      Neba- Never
      Negga (neh-gah)- Negro. See Nyega.
      Neegle- needle.
      Neegle yeye- literally means “Needle’s eye”. Has reference to something very small. Also refers to the female sexual organ.
      Nize (niz)- Noise
      Nuff- Plenty, too much, many, tons, a lot, ECT.
      Nuh- No, now, or know.
      Nuh true?- Expression of verifying the truth; Isn’t it so?
      Nuh easy- A very popular expression saying one is acting a bit off the wall or uneasy, or when ones manners are not in order. Yu nuh easy!
      Nutten- Nothen.
      Nyabinghi- The traditional and orthodox Rastafarian movement of black supremacy and visions of the Ethiopian Zion; a Rasta spiritual gathering with drumming and chanting.
      Nyam (nee-ahm)- To eat. Mek wi nyam. (Let’s eat.)
      Nyami-Nyami- Expression of one who eats too much.
      Nyega (nee-yeg-ah)- term for black person; nigger. Dutty Nyega. (Poor and trashy person—same as white trash in the U.S.) White nyega. (Jamaican born white person.)

      Obeah- The withcraft or spiritual science native of Africa. It is the type of voodoo in Jamaica. She a put Obeah pon ya. (She cast a spell on you.)
      Odda (ud-dah)- Other. Dey nuh odda way. (There’s no other way.)
      Ongle- Only.
      Ooman- Woman.
      Ooo- Who. Is fi ooo? (Whose is it?)
      Ova- Over.
      Ovastan- Rasta word for “Understand”. Literally means “Overstand”.

      Pear (peer)- Avocado.
      Peas- Beans. Rice an peas. (Rice and beans).
      Pickney- Child, children, kids.
      Poas- Post; to mail.
      Priors- Prayers.
      Pull- To open. Pull di can a peas. (Open the can of beans).
      Pum, Punash, Punaani- Female genitals.
      Pussyclot- Curse word.
      Pussyhole (pus-swhol)- Curse word.
      Pyur (peer)- Only; used in conjunction with things in large quantities. Always remember to say this like peer. Pure gal waan mi. (Many girls want me).

      Quashi- a peasant
      Quips- a small portion
      Quing-up : to compress
      Quattie : of no value, the term is derived from the name that was given to the 1/2 penny that was used in Jamaica during Britsh rule.

      Radda- Rather.
      Ragga- The current name of popular regae music. Ragga music relies heavily on a digital equipment.
      Raggamuffin- A Jamaican ghetto dweller. Naa mess wit no raggamuffin. (Don’t mess with a ghetto person.)
      Rakstone- Rocks, stones. Rakstone inna mi shoe. (I have rocks in my shoes.)
      Rass/Raas (rass/rahz)- Common word and expression meaning ass; also it can add intensity to objects or basic words in normal speech. Ending a word with clot makes it a curse word.
      Ray Ray- This is a term used when someone is talking too much or telling a story. Similar to saying blah blah.
      Ready- A person, usually always a woman, who is sexually attractive.
      Red- High or drunk. Also is the color of a person who is not fully Black. E.g. Red Rat.
      Red yeye- One who is covetous and jelous of things. Yu yeye too red.
      Reespek- Respect. A very popular Rasta greeting that shows courtesy.
      Renk- Foul; smelling bad; very rude.
      Response- Responsible. Response fi ooo? (Responsible for whom?)
      Rest- To relax and settle down. Rest mon! (Calm down!)
      Rhaatid (rah-tid)- A mild exclamation of surprise or irritation. Similar to gosh, heck, and damn.
      Righted- Correct and with sense. Dat nuh righted. (That was with out sense).
      Rockas- Music to “rock” to. Slang for music and enjoying such.
      Romp- To mess with or play. Yu wanna romp wit me? (Do you want to mess with me?)
      Rope een- To join in or come in on an activity going on.
      Rude bwoy (rood bwhy)- A basic slang term. Can be a common greeting to a cool friend or it can describe a tough guy, rebel, or criminal. Wa’ppun rude bwoy? (What’s up man?) ‘Im run di rude bwoy bizness. (He runs the criminal business).
      Run a boat- A saying where many people will cook and eat a big dinner.

      Sa (sah)- Sir.
      Salt (saál)- Bad luck, unlucky. Mi get salt. (I was unlucky.)
      Samfi (sam-fi)- A trickster and conman out to get money. ‘Im a samfi man. (He is a conman).
      Sapps- A man who is controlled by a woman.
      Satday, Satnight- Saturday and Saturday night.
      Sciecne- A term for the following of the Obeah witchcraft cult practice. She a scientist becaa she follow di Science people dem. (She is an occult practitioner [Obeah] because she follows people of that cult.)
      Scenty (sent-tee)- Smelling good; a good scent. Mi put mi turn on perfume an mi scenty. (I put on my “Turn on” perfume [turns on the woman] and I smell good.)
      Screw- To be angry. Screw face. (An angry face.)
      See it - Slang for “Do you understand or do you see”.
      Shorty- This is a slang expression similar to saying ‘chick’ or girl.
      Shot- To shoot, shot, to have been shot. Dem shot ‘im dead. (They shot him dead.)
      Sidung- Sit down.
      Sight- A Rasta term for, “Do you SEE or UNDERSTAND?”
      Sistren- A reference or greeting to a group of women—usually formal; sistren are the opposite of “bredren or bredrin”. Hi sistren! (Hi ladies!)
      Si’ting (si-tin)- Something; a thing that you don’t feel like calling the proper name. Mi a go get dat sinting. (I am going to get that thing).
      Skettle- A ho girl or slut; also means anything really cheap. A skettle name brand dat. (Those are cheap brand clothes.) Sket is a shortened version; also a cheap boxed drink.
      Skin teet- Smile. Check yu’self befo yu skin ya teet. Check yourself befor you smile.
      Slam/Slap- Slang words for sex.
      Slump- The slums or ghetto. Dis a di slump. (This is the slum.)
      So- Like that; such as that, like such, ECT. This is just a common expression used to decribed anything. Almost always comes at the end of the sentence. Wa mek yu galaan so?(Why are you behaving like such?) Wa mek yu sweet so? (Why are you so sweet?)
      Soon come- Term used for general replies in saying that one will be back. However, it does not mean necessarily that one will actually come promptly. Mi a soon come. (I’ll come soon.)
      Spliff- A very large cone-shaped marijuana cigarette.
      Speaky-Spokey- This is when a Jamaican tries to speak like an American or Englishman. Usually when a Jamaican returns from a vacation overseas he or she will carry over an accent and a friend will say, Wa mek you so speaky spokey? (Why are you trying to speak like an foreigner?
      Stamina- Sexual endurance. Di ooman dem wanna stamina daddy, ya hear. (Women want a man with pleanty of sexual endurance.)
      Star- To sport something or an event in style; also slang for “Man”. Yu mus star dem threads. (You have to sport and wear those clothes like you are the king). Wha’ppun, star? (What’s up, man?)
      Stay- To leave alone or let be; to wait; the way someone is. Mek it stay. (Let it be.) Jus stay deh. (Just you wait.) See ‘ow yu stay? (Do you see how you are?)
      Step- To leave. Mi step out yah. (I am leaving now.)
      Stoosh- Any person that is rich; a rich object. Dis computa stoosh! (This computer is “stoosh”!) Mi live inna stoosh place. (I live in a rich place.)
      Strong money- Just a saying to denote the superiority of American money. Is a strong money dat a come fram foreign. (It is strong money that comes from the U.S.)
      Su-Su (sue-sue)- To gossip and spread rumors. The sound of whispering in one’s ear denotes gossip and backbiting. Nuh su-su pon mi back. (Don’t gossip behind my back.)
      Sufferation (suf-fa-ray-shun)- Major suffering, poverty, and trials. A pyur sufferation inna gwaan inna di ghetto. (There is pure suffering going on in the ghetto.)
      Sum’ady- Somebody.
      Sup’m (sup-hm)- Another way of saying “Something”.
      Swaaty- Fatty.

      Tack- Bullet.
      Tall- Long. Har hair tall, ee? (Her hair is long, huh?)
      Tallowah- Strong and sturdy.
      Tam- A large oval-shaped Rasta hat used to cover dreadlocks.
      Tan- Stand, stay, wait and see; also to be as in to be such a way. Tandeh. (Stay there, just you wait). A so ‘im tan. (That’s the way he is).
      Tanks- Thanks.
      Tan pon it lang- Expression of having sex for a long time.
      Ten toe turbo- An funny expression meaning to walk and use your feet. It must be known that the majority of Jamaicans walk for transportation.
      Teet- Teeth.
      Teif- Thief; to steal. Di teif a teif mi tings. (The thief has stolen my things.)
      Tek- Take or get. Tek time. (Take time / slow down).
      Tess- Test. Yu waan tess mi? (Do you want to test me?)
      Trash an ready- A popular slang expression meaning to be very stylish and fashionable.
      Tree- Tree; also the number three. ‘Im a tree bunna. (He cheats “burns” on three women.)
      Truu- Truth; true; through; threw.
      Truss mi- Trust me.This is an ever-popular expression used when agreeing with some one. Basically means: “Oh yeh, believe me, I know”, ect.
      Truut- Truth past tense. ‘Im tol di trut. (He told the truth.)
      Tun- Turn. Im tun deh. (He turned there).

      Unda gal pickney- Expression for what is “Under the girls’ pants”.
      Undastan (un-dah-staan)- Understand.
      Uno or unno (uh-no)- The plural form of you, you all, the all of you, ECT. Also means all. Uno yu. (All of you.)
      Upful- Positive feelings. Yu so upful. (You are cheerful.)
      Usband- Husband.

      Van- Pick-up truck.
      Vank- To beat, eliminate, or conquer. Comes from the word vanquish.
      Version (ver-shun)- Version; popularly an instrumental version.
      Vex- This the key word that is used to mean angry, mad, upset, furious, ECT. Naa mek mi vex, mon! (Don’t make me mad!)

      Wa (wah)- What.
      Wa day-The other day. Memba wa day weh wi dweet? (Do you remember the other day when we did it?)
      Wa mek? - Why
      Waan- Want; need.
      Wanga gut- One who has a fat stomach; one who likes to eat and seems hungry all the time; a hungry-belly.
      Wa’ppun- What’s happening? This is the most popular greeting used. Always say this instead of the American, “What’s up.”
      Weh- Where; past tense of was; present tense of is; that is.
      Wear- To wear; it is worn, worn, wears. Batty ridas still a wear by di gal dem. (Short shorts are still worn by the girls.)
      Wheels- Car.
      Whole heap- Slang for very large quantities; a lot, a whole heap. Very common to use.
      Wi- We, us, our, ours. Naa touch wi tings. (Don’t touch our things). Yu a come wit wi? (Are you coming with us?)
      Wicked- Slang for bad or evil. Dat wicked, nuh? (That’s cool, huh?)
      Winji- Very thin and unattractive. She too winji. (She’s too thin.)
      Wit- With.
      Wrap up- Slang for kidding or joking. Mi naa wrap up. (I am not joking.)
      Wood- Penis.
      Work (wuk)- Slang for sex.
      Wutless- Worthless. When used in conjunction with a man it means one who is lousy in bed. ‘Im a wutless bwoy. (He is a worthless, sexually useless, man.)

      X amount- Countless; many. Mi get x amount a lovin. (I receive plenty of love/sex.)

      Ya, Yah- You, here, also can mean yes.
      Yahso- Over here; right here.
      Ya nuh see it? - Slang for, you know?
      Yaad- Yard, place of residence, house, home. Tek mi a mi yaad. (Take me home.) Mi baan a Jamaican Yardi. (I was born a Jamaican.)
      Yeh- Yes.
      Yeye (yi)- Eye.
      Yeyewata- To shed tears, cry.
      Yuut- Youth. A popular name for calling a friend; can also refer to someone younger. Also popular using man as ending. Yu a mi bredrin fram yuuts. (You’re my friend from youth.)

      Zed- The letter Z. Fram A to Zed. (From A to Z).
      Zeen- Understand, you know, you see, okay, yeh, ECT. One of the most popular words, zeen. Zuke a mi lass name, it a begin wit zed, zeen. (Zuke is my last name, it begins with the letter z, you see). Zeen can signal a question or agree with a statement.
      Zion- This is the holy land talked about the Rastas, which is in Ethiopia.
      Zutopong : someone who low class also zutopeck.
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      A DOOR outdoors.
      AGONY the sensations felt during sex
      AN than
      ARMAGEDDON the biblical final battle between the forces of good
      and evil (1)
      BABYLON 1. the corrupt establishment, the "system Church and State" 2. the police, a policeman
      BAD good, great
      BADNESS hooligan behavior, violence for its own sake
      BAFAN clumsy; awkward
      BAFANG a child who did not learn to walk the 1st 2-7 years. (5)
      BAG-O-WIRE a betrayer (1)
      BAGGY underpants for a woman or child. (5)
      BAKRA white slavemaster, or member of the ruling class in colonial days. Popular etymology:"back raw" (which he bestowed with a whip.) (5)
      BALD-HEAD a straight person; one without dreadlocks; one who works for babylon (2)
      BAMBU rolling paper (1)
      BAMMY a pancake made out of cassava, after it has been grated and squeezed to remove the bitter juice. (5)
      BANDULU bandit, criminal, one living by guile (1) a BANDULU BIZNESS is a racket, a swindle. (5)
      BANGARANG hubbub, uproar, disorder, disturbance. (5)
      BANKRA a big basket, including the type which hangs over the sides of a donkey. (5)
      BANS from bands; a whole lot, a great deal, nuff, whole heap. (5)
      BAT butterfly or moth. English bat, the flying rodent, is a rat-bat. (5)
      BATTY bottom; backside; anus. (5)
      BATTYBWOY a gay person (6)
      BEAST a policeman (1)
      BEX vex (verb), or vexed (adjective). (5)
      BISSY cola nut. (5)
      BLY chance, "must get a bly", "must get a chance". (4)
      BOBO fool. (5)
      BRAA from BREDDA; brother. (5)
      BRAATA a little extra; like the 13th cookie in a baker's dozen; or an extra helping of food. In musical shows it has come to be the encore. (5)
      BREDREN one's fellow male Rastas (1)
      BRINDLE to be angry (6)
      BRINKS title given to a man who is supplying a woman with money (6)
      BUBU fool. (5)
      BUCKY home-made gun (2)
      BUFU-BUFU fat, swollen, blubbery; too big; clumsy or lumbering.(5)
      BUGUYAGA a sloppy, dirty person, like a bum or tramp. (5)
      BULL BUCKA a bully (1)
      BULLA a comon sugar and flour cookie or small round cake, sold everywhere in Jamaica. (5)
      (TO GET) BUN to have one's spouse or girl/boy-friend cheat on oneself, to be cheated out of something (6)
      RAS CLOT,
      BLOOD CLOT curse words (1)
      BUMBO bottom; backside. A common curse word, especially in combination with CLOT (cloth), a reference to the days before toilet paper. (5)
      BUNKS to knock or bump against, from "to bounce",
      BUNKS MI RES, catch my rest, take a nap. (5)
      (THE) CAT a woman's genitals (6)
      CARD to fool someone (6)
      CEASE & SEKKLE! stop everything and relax! (6)
      CERACE a ubiquitous vine used for boiling medicinal tea and for bathing. It is proverbial for its bitterness.(5)
      CHA! or CHO! a disdainful expletive (1) pshaw! (2) very common, mild explanation expressing impatience, vexation or disappointment. (5)
      CHAKA-CHAKA messy, disorderly, untidy. (5)
      CHALICE or CHILLUM a pipe for smoking herb, usually made from coconut shell and tubing, used ritually by Rastas (1)
      CHEAP just as cheap, just as well. (5)
      CHIMMY chamber pot. (5)
      CHO very common, mild explanation expressing impatience, vexation or disappointment. (5)
      CLAP hit, break, stride (1)
      CLOT 1. cloth, an essential part of most Jamaican bad words,
      such as bumbo clot, rass clot, blood clot, etc.
      The essence of Jamaican cursing seems to be nastiness, rather than the blashemy or sexuality which is characteristic of the metropolitan countries. 2. to hit or strike - from the verb "to clout". (5)
      COCO a potato-like edible root, known elsewhere as the taro
      or the eddo. It was brought to Jamaica from the South Pacific. This is completely distinct from cocoa, usually called
      chocolate. (5)
      COIL money (6)
      COME DUNG come down, get ready (as to prepare to play a tune) (6)
      COME EEN LIKE to seem as if; to resemble. (5)
      CONTROL to be in charge of, responsible for, to own; to take (1)
      COOL RUNNINGS a greeting; things are going smoothly (1)
      COOLIE the traditional Jamaican epithet for East Indians. It is never used It is never used for Chinese Jamaicans. Usually in the form coolie-man or coolie-oman. It is not considered polite today anymore than the term nega, but it is still used widely in rural areas. (5)
      CORK UP jammed, filled, crowded (2)
      CORN 1. marijuana 2. money 3. a bullet (1)
      COTCH verb (cotch up), to support something else, as with a forked stick; to balance something or place it temporarily; to beg someone a cotch, can be a place on
      a crowded bus seat or bench; or it may mean to cotch a
      while, to stay somewhere temporarily. (5)
      COTTA a roll of cloth or vegetation placed on top of the head to cushion the skull from the weight of a head load. (5)
      CRAB aside from it's usual meaning, it is a verb meaning to
      scratch or claw. (5)
      CRAVEN greedy (5)
      CRIS crisp; popularly used for anything brand-new, slick-looking. (5)
      CRISSARS crisp, brand-new (2)
      CROSSES problems, vexations, trials; bad luck, misfortunes. (5)
      CRUCIAL serious, great, "hard", "dread" (1)
      CUBBITCH covetous. (5)
      CULTURE reflecting or pertaining to the roots values and traditions highly respected by the Rastas (1)
      CUSS-CUSS a quarrel or fracas, with lots of cursing. (5)
      CUT YAI to cut your eye at somebody is a very common means of expressing scorn or contempt, for example; one catches the other person's eye, then deliberatly turns one's
      own eyes as an insult. (5)
      CUTCHIE pipe for communal smoking. (5)
      CYAAN cannot, can't (6)
      D.J. a person who sings or scats along with dub music, sometimes called "toasting" (2)
      DAAL split peas, usually a thick soup, from Indian cuisine,
      from Hindi. (5)
      DADA father (6)
      DALLY executive zig-zag movements on wheels (2) or on foot (6)
      to ride a bicycle or motorbike with a weaving motion,
      as when ones weaves around potholes. (5)
      DAN DADA the highest of DON'S (6)
      DAN than (5)
      DARKERS sunglasses (6)
      DASHEEN a big soft yam-like root, often slightly greyish when
      cooked. It is related to the coco, but one eats the
      "head" instead of the tubers. (5)
      DAWTA a girl, woman, "sister", girlfriend (1)
      DEADERS meat, meat by-products (1)
      DEESTANT decent. (5)
      DEGE or DEGE-DEGE adjective, little, skimpy, measly, only, as in a two
      dege-dege banana. (5)
      DEH there (place) (6)
      DI the (6)
      DINKI a kind of traditional dance at funerals or "nine nights"
      ("set-ups"); now popular among school children. (5)
      DIS or DIS YA this (6)
      DJEW as a verb, rain a djew; as a noun, djew rain.
      It means a light rain or drizzle. (5)
      DOGHEART a person who is especially cold and cruel (6)
      DOLLY executive zig-zag movements on wheels (2)
      DON one who is respected, master of a situation (6)
      DONKYA from "don't care"; careless, sloppy, lacking ambition,
      etc. (5)
      DOONDOOS an albino. (5)
      DOWNPRESSOR preferred term for oppressor (1)
      (TO) DRAW CARD the act of fooling someone (6)
      DREAD 1. a person with dreadlocks
      2. a serious idea or thing
      3. a dangerous situation or person
      4. the "dreadful power of the holy"
      5. experientially, "awesome, fearful confrontation of
      a people with a primordial but historically denied
      racial selfhood" (1)
      DREADLOCKS 1. hair that is neither combed nor cut 2. a person with
      dreadlocks (1)
      DREADY a friendly term for a fellow dread (1)
      DUB a roots electronic music, created by skillful,
      artistic re-engineering of recorded tracks (2)
      DUCK-ANTS white ants, or termites. (5)
      DUKUNU sweet corn-meal dumplings boiled in wrapped leaves. (5)
      DUNDUS an albino. (5)
      DUNS,DUNSA money (1)
      DUPPY a ghost (1)
      DUTCHY dutch cooking pot, low round-bottomed heavy pot. (5)
      EASE-UP to forgive, to lighten up (6)
      & CURRY all is well, all is taken care of (6)
      FAS' to be fast with, meaning to be rude, impertinent,
      to meddle with sombody's business, to be forward, etc.
      FASSY eczema-like scratchy sores on the skin;
      also a verb meaning to cause oneself to be covered with
      fassy by scratching. (5)
      FAYVA to favour, resemble, or look like; "fayva like"
      also means "it seems as if". (5)
      FEEL NO WAY don't take offense, don't be sorry, don't worry (1)
      FENKY-FENKY (from finicky) choosy, proud, stuck-up. (5)
      FIESTY impudent, rude, out of order, cheeky. (5)
      FIRST LIGHT tomorrow (1)
      (HIM A) FISH a gay person (6)
      FIT when used of fruits and vegetables,
      it means ready to pick, full grown,
      though not necessarily fully ripe. (5)
      FORWARD 1. to go, move on, set out 2. in the future (1)
      FRONTA tobacco leaf used to roll herb (1)
      FUCKERY wrong, unfair (6)
      TO THE FULLNESS completely, absolutely, totally (1)
      FUNDS Money (6)
      GAAN TO BED an adverbial phrase; following a verb of liking or
      loving, it has a superlative meaning;
      Can be used in any context,
      such as "I love hafu yam gaan to bed!". (5)
      GANJA herb, marijuana (1)
      GANSEY t-shirt, any knit shirt (2)
      (TO) GET SALT to be thwarted, to encounter misfortune (6)
      GATES home, yard (1)
      GENERAL cool operator (1)
      GIG spinning top. (5)
      GLAMITY a woman's genitals (6)
      GORGON outstanding dreadlocks (1)
      (DON) GORGON outstanding dreadlocks, a person who is respected (2,6)
      GRAVALICIOUS greedy, avaricious. (5)
      GRINDSMAN one who displays great prowess in bed(6)
      GROUNATION large, island-wide meeting and celebration of Rastas (1)
      GROUND home, yard (4)
      HACKLE to hassle, bother, worry, trouble. As a noun, hackling.
      HAFFI to have to... (6)
      HAIL a greeting (1)
      HARD excellent, proficient, skillful, uncompromising (1)
      HEETCH itch. Many such words could be listed under H,
      as initial H is added to scores of words at will. (5)
      HERB marijuana (1)
      HIEZ-HAAD ears-hard, thick skulled, stubborn, unwilling or unable
      to hear. (5)
      HIEZ ears. (5)
      HITEY-TITEY upper class, high tone, "stoosh". (5)
      HOOD penis. (5)
      HORTICAL (DON) respected, acclaimed (6)
      HOT-STEPPER fugitive from jail or gun court (1)
      I-MAN I, me, mine (1)
      I-NEY a greeting (2)
      I-REY 1. a greeting 2. excellent, cool, highest (1)
      I-SHENCE herb (1)
      I-TAL vital, organic, natural, wholesome; refers to way of
      cooking and way of life (1)
      in colors, red, green and gold (2)
      I replaces "me", "you", "my"; replaces the first syllable
      of seleted words (1) I and I, I&I& I, me, you and me,
      we (1)
      Rastafari speech eliminates you, me we, they, etc.,
      as divisive and replaces same with communal I and I.
      I and I embraces the congregation in unity with the
      Most I (high) in an endless circle of inity (unity). (3)
      IEZ-HAAD ears-hard, thick skulled, stubborn, unwilling or
      unable to hear. (5)
      IEZ ears. (5)
      IGNORANT short-tempered, easy to vex, irate. (5)
      INNA DI MORROWS tomorrow (6)
      INNA In the (4)
      ISMS and SKISMS negative term denoting Babylon's classificatory systems
      ITES 1. the heights
      2. a greeting
      3. the color red (1) great (2)
      JA, JAM-DOWN Jamaica (1)
      JACKASS ROPE homegrown tobacco, twisted into a rope. (5)
      JAH KNOW Lord knows (1)
      JAH God; possibly derived as a shortened form of Jahweh or
      Jehovah (1)
      Jah Ras Tafari, Haille Selassie, King of Kings, Lord of
      Lords, conquering Lion of Judah; rastas revere Haile
      Selassie as the personification of the Almighty (2)
      JAMMIN to be having a good time, to be dancing calypso/soca (6)
      JANGA shrimp, crayfish. (5)
      JELLY a young coconut, full of jelly. (5)
      JOOK to pierce or stick, as with a thorn or a long pointed
      stick. (5)
      JUDGIN' adjective, everyday or ordinary clothes or shoes worn
      in the yard or in the bush, as in "judgin' boot".
      Also as a verb, to judge, with a similar meaning. (5)
      JUU as a verb, rain a juu; as a noun, juu rain.
      It means a light rain or drizzle. (5)
      KALI; COOLY marijuana (1)
      KALLALOO a dark, green leafy vegetable, very nutritious and
      cheap. (5)
      KATA a roll of cloth or vegetation placed on top of the head
      to cushion the skull from the weight of a head load. (5)
      KEMPS a little bit, a tiny piece, from skimps. (5)
      KISS ME NECK! common exclamation of surprise. (5)
      KISS TEET to kiss one's teeth or to suck one's teeth is to make
      the very common hissing noise of disappoval, dislike,
      vexation or disappointment. (5)
      KOUCHIE bowl of a chalice or chillum pipe (1)
      KRENG-KRENG an old-fashioned meat rack, hung up high over the fire
      to catch the smoke. (5)
      KU DEH! look there! (5)
      KU PAN look at. (5)
      KU YA! look here! (5)
      KU verb, look! (5)
      KYA 1. to care; "donkya", don't care, careless; "no kya"
      means no matter, as in "no kya weh im tun",
      no matter where he turns.
      2. to carry. (5)
      KYAAN can't. (5)
      KYAI to carry. (5)
      KYAN can. (5)
      LABA-LABA to chat, gab; gossip. (5)
      LABRISH gossip, chit-chat. (5)
      LAMBSBREAD a form of high-quality marijuana (1)
      LARGE respected (6)
      LEGGO BEAS' wild, disorderly, like a let-go beast. (5)
      LICKY-LICKY fawning, flattering, obsequious. (5)
      LILLY BIT little bit, tiny. (5)
      LION a righteous Dread (1) a great soul (2)
      LITTLE MORE see you later (2)
      (TOO) LIKKY-LIKKY title given to those who like to eat any food they
      encounter , without discretion (6)
      MAAMA MAN a gay person, an effeminate man, a weakling (6)
      MACA thorn, prickle. (5)
      MADDA mother (6)
      MAFIA big-time criminals (1)
      MAGA DOG mongrel (4)
      MAGA thin (2) (from meagre) (5)
      MARINA a man's undershirt, guernsey; a tank-top style. (5)
      MASCOT denoting inferior status (2)
      MASH IT UP a huge success (1)
      MASH UP, MASH DOWN destroy (1)
      MASSIVE respected (6), used with LARGE to add emphasis
      MONKS amongst. (5)
      MORE TIME see you later (1)
      MR. T the boss (2)
      MUS MUS a rat (4)
      / FATHER the mother/father of my child (1,6)
      NANA midwife; nanny or nurse. (5)
      NASH female genatalia (6)
      NATTY CONGO 1. dreadlocks 2. a person with dreadlocks (1)
      NAZARITE Ancient Hebrew meaning to "separate", consecrated,
      set apart by choice and devotion (1)
      NIYABINGHI 1. "death to all black and white oppressors"
      2. East African warriors who resisted colonial
      3. large Rastafarian meeting and spiritual gathering
      4. referring to orthodox, traditional Rastas
      5. a variety of drumming (1)
      NIYAMEN name for Rastas referring to Niyabinghi warriors of
      East Africa (1)
      NO KYA no matter, as in "no kya weh im tun", no matter where
      he turns. (5)
      NO TRUE? isn't it so? (1)
      NYAM to eat. (5)
      (TOO) NYAMI-NYAMI title given to those who like to eat any food
      they encounter, without discretion (6)
      NYING'I-NYING'I nagging, whining. (5)
      O-DOKONO boiled maize bread. (5)
      OBEAH traditional African "science", relating to matters of
      the spirit and spirits, spells, divinations, omens,
      extra-sensory knowledge, etc. (5)
      OHT FI about to, on the vergeof, as in "it hoht fi rain",
      it is about to rain, it looks like rain. (5)
      ONE LOVE a parting phrase, expression of unity (1)
      ONE-ONE adjective, one by one, thus any small amount. (5)
      ONGLE only. (5)
      PAKI calabash, gourd. (5)
      PAPAA pawpaw, or papaya melon. (5)
      PATU owl. (5)
      PEEL-HEAD bald-headed, usually certain chickens or vultures. (5)
      PEENYWALLY a kind of large fire fly, actually a type of flyig
      beetle. (5)
      PEER avocado pear. (5)
      PICKY, PICKY HEAD brush haircut (3)
      PICKY-PICKY 1. finicky or choosy
      2. Used of uncombed hair just starting to turn into
      dreadlocks. (5)
      PIKNY pickaninny, child. (5)
      PINDA peanut. (5)
      PIRA a low wooden stool. (5)
      PITY-ME-LIKL a type of very tiny red ant whose bite is so hot and
      long-lasting it resembles a sting. (5)
      POCOMANIA, POCO christian revival, distinct drum rhythm (2)
      POLYTRICKS politics (by Peter Tosh) (6)
      POLYTRICKSTERS politicians (by Peter Tosh) (6)
      POPPY-SHOW from puppet show, it is used in the idiom,
      tek smadi mek poppy-show, which means to make fun of
      someone or shame them, making them look ridiculous. (5)
      PUM-PUM a woman's genitals (6)
      PUNAANI or PUNNI a woman's genitals (6)
      PUPPALICK somersalt. (5)
      PUTTIN' AWAY a preposition, meaning "except for", or "except". (5)
      PYAA-PYAA sickly, weak; feeble, of no account. (5)
      PYU from spew; verb used of running sores or anything
      similarly dripping or oozing. (5)
      QUIPS 1. nouns (from squips) a tiny piece or amount.
      2. verb, the Jamaican art of washing clothes making a
      "squips-squips" sound. (5)
      RAATID! a common mild expletive of surprise or vexation, as in
      "to raatid!". It is likely a polite permutation of
      "ras", a la "gosh" or "heck". (5)
      RANKING highly respected (1)
      RAS or RASS backside, rump; a common curse is to rass! or rass clot!
      a title used by Rastafarians meaning "lord" or "head".
      (TO) RAAS "really?", "damn!"(6)
      RASTA, RASTAFARIAN a follower of Marcus Garvey who worships the Almighty
      in the person of haile Selassie
      RAT-BAT bat, the night-flying rodent. (5)
      RATCHET a switchblade knife popular in Jamaica (1)
      RED 1. very high on herb 2. mulatto color (1)
      RENK 1. foul-smelling, raw-smelling.
      2. out of order, impudent, as in a rank-imposter.
      "Yu too renk!". (5)
      RHAATID a curse-exclamation, similar to "what the hell" (6)
      ROCKERS reggae music (1) reggae music as it is played today,
      the latest sound (2)
      ROOTS 1. derived from the experience of the common people,
      natural indigenous
      2. a greeting
      3. name for a fellow Rasta (1)
      ROTI flat Indian pan breads. (5)
      RUDE BOY a criminal, a hard hearted person, a tough guy (6)
      RUN-DUNG food cooked in coconut juice, obtained after grating
      the dry coconut meat and squeezing it in water,
      thus extracting the coconut cream. (5)
      RYAL royal. (5)
      SAL'TING 1. dishes cooked with saltfish or meat.
      2. that part of the meal which is served with the "food"
      (starchy food, ground food).
      3. by some strange extension, the female organ, often
      simply called "sal". (5)
      SALT adjective, broke, empty-handed, low on funds or food,
      as in "tings salt" or "i' salt". (5)
      SAMBO the colour between brown and black; someone who is a
      cross between a mullatto (brown) and a black. (5)
      SAMFAI MAN trickster, conman. (5)
      SATA to rejoice, to meditate, to give thanks and praise. (5)
      SATTA sit, rest, meditate (1) relax (6)
      SCIENCE obeah, witchcraft (1)
      SCIENTIST occult practitioner (2)
      SCOUT denoting inferior status (6)
      SCREECHIE to sneak by (6)
      SCREW to scowl, to be angry (1)
      SEEN I understand, I agree (1)
      SEEN? Do you understand? (6)
      SHAG home-cured tobacco, straight from the field. (5)
      SHAKE OUT leave without haste, casually (2)
      SHEG (UP) verb, to bother, as in "all sheg up",
      all hot and bothered, or or spoiled up (as of work). (5)
      SHEG-UP to be messed up, ruined (6)
      SHOOB to shove. (5)
      SIDUNG sit down (6)
      SIGHT? do you understand? (1)
      SINKL-BIBLE the aloevera plant. (5)
      SINSEMILLA, SENSIE popular, potent, seedless, unpollinated female strain
      of marijuana (1)
      SINTING something. (5)
      SIPPLE slippery; slimy. (5)
      SISTER, SISTREN a woman, a friend, woman Rastafarians (1)
      SITTIN' something. (5)
      SKANK to dance to reggae music (1) to move with cunning,
      ulterior motives (2)
      SKIL kiln, as in "limeskil". (5)
      SKIN rolling paper (1)
      SKIN YOUR TEETH smile (1)
      SLABBA-SLABBA big and fat, slobby, droopy. (5)
      SLACKNESS lewd, vulgar lyrics popular in DJ singing (4)
      SMADI somebody. (5)
      SO-SO only, solely, unaccompanied. (5) weak, pallid (6)
      SOFT not well done, amateurish; unable to cope (1)
      broke, no money (2)
      SPLIFF large, cone-shaped marijuana cigarette (1)
      SPRING to sprout, as of yams or cocos, making them inedible.
      STAR common term of affection, camaraderie (1)
      STEP to leave, to depart (1) briskly, quickly (2)
      STOOSH/STOSHUS upper class, high tone, "hitey-titey". (5)
      STRING UP a muscial rehearsal (2)
      STRUCTURE body, health (1)
      SU-SU gossip, the sound of wispering. (5)
      SUFFERER a poor person stuggling to survive (2)
      SUPM, SINTING something (6)
      TACK bullet (2)
      TAKARI/TANKARI stewed spicy pumpkin. (5)
      TALL long (1)
      TAM deep woolen hat, used by Dreads to cover their locks
      TAN' to stand; usually used in the sense of "to be".
      "A so im tan", "that is what he is like";
      "tan deh!" or "yu tan deh!" means "just you wait!".
      "Tan tedy", stand steady, means "hold still". (5)
      TARRA-WARRA a polite way of expressing omitted bad words, a verbal
      asterisk. (5)
      TATU a little thatched hut, often made of bamboo. (5)
      TEETH bullets (2)
      TEIF a theif, to steal (6)
      TOTO coconut cake. (5)
      TRACE to curse or speak abusively to someone. (5)
      TRANSPORT vehicle (1)
      TUMPA from stump, as in "tumpa-foot man", a one-foot man. (5)
      TUNTI female organ. (5)
      UNO/UNU you-all. (5)
      UPFUL postitive, encouraging (2)
      UPHILL positive, righteous (1)
      UPTOWN the upper classes (1)
      VEX to get angry (1)
      WA DAY adverbial phrase, the other day. (5)
      WA MEK? why?
      WAKL wattle, a kind of woven bamboo work used to make house
      walls. (5)
      WANGA-GUT hungry-belly. (5)
      WARRA-WARRA politely omitted bad words, same as "tarra-warra". (5)
      WH'APPEN? what's happening? (4)
      WHEELS vehicle (6)
      WHOLE HEAP a lot (1)
      WINJY thin and sickly looking. (5)
      WIS vine, liana, from withe. (5)
      WOLF a non-rasta deadlocks (2)
      WOOD penis. (5)
      YA NO SEE IT? you know? (1)
      YA hear, or here. (5)
      YABBA a big clay pot. (5)
      YAHSO here (place) (6)
      YAI eye. (5)
      YARD home, one's gates (1) tenement (2)
      YOUTH a child, a young man, an immature man (1)
      ZION Ethiopia, Africa, the Rastafarian holy land (1)
      ZUNGU PAN zinc pan. (5)
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