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1. Twang (Verb)


Slang term used to refer to when a Jamaican who grew up speaking heavy patois tries to talk in an American/British accent but ends up being a silly-sounding poor attempt because it is not natural. Jamaicans who travel aboard for 3 weeks or less and return with an accent are normally teased with having a twang.

Example Sentences

Patois: Mike go pan a one-day round trip to Merika and cum back a twang
English: Mike went on an one-day round trip to America and came back with an accent

Related Words

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