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1. If fish cum fram deep sea and tell yuh seh it deep, yuh cyaah seh a lie


English Translation

If a fish comes from deep sea and tells you that it's deep, you can't say that's a lie


Definition

Don't speak obout things of which you have no knowledge



posted on July 14, 2019

2. Yamhead


English Translation

Silly Female


Definition

A female that is being made to look like a fool by her partner. She's often blindly in love and doesn't realize that she's being played.


Example Sentences

Patois: Shi a yamhead
English: She's a fool



posted on September 14, 2020

3. Don dada


English Translation

General


Definition

The highest ranking boss in any activity; the most respected.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi adi don dada, mi run dem yah streets
English: I am the general, I run these streets



posted on October 21, 2013

4. Im


English Translation

him / her


Definition

Gender neutral pronoun used to refer to a male or female


Example Sentences

Patois: Gi im di key wen him cum bak
English: Give her the keys when she’s back



posted on May 2, 2014

5. Bubu


English Translation

Fool


Definition

Derogatory term for a foolish or gullible person


Example Sentences

Patois: Bubu, you cyaan duh nutten right?
English: Fool, can’t you doing anything right?



posted on October 2, 2013

6. Dooks


English Translation

To have sex


Definition

To have sexual intercourse


Example Sentences

Patois: Di borosie bwoy did ah dooks di likkle dawta.
English: The rude boy had sex with the little girl.



posted on August 13, 2015

7. Bro Gad


English Translation

Bro God


Definition

A very close brother


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cyaah leff him, him a mi Bro Gad
English: I can't leave him, he's my Bro God



posted on September 8, 2020

8. Merika


English Translation

America


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi mada deh cum from Merika next week
English: My mother is coming from America next week



posted on October 19, 2013

9. A nuh same day leaf drop a wata battam it rotten


English Translation

It's not the same day a leaf drops to the bottom of the water that it begins to rots


Definition

Success doesn't happen over night



posted on July 14, 2019

10. Badda


English Translation

bother


Definition

To worry or be upset about something or someone


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuh badda bout mi
English: Don't worry about me



posted on February 2, 2014

11. Og seh di foss waata im kech im walla


English Translation

Make use of your earliest opportunities and don't be delusional or so expectant of getting others that are not yet within your reach.


Definition

Literally, hog says the first water he gets, he utilises it. But, its intended meaning is "Make good use of your earliest opportunities and not be delusional or so expectant of getting others that are not yet within your reach"


Example Sentences

Patois: Og seh di foss waata im keck im walla. Di mawga ooman udda mek ah gud wify. Yuh haffi marry har.
English: Make good use of your earliest opportunities and do not be delusional or so expectant of getting others that are not yet within your reach.The skinny woman would make a good wife, you have to marry her.



posted on December 21, 2015

12. Bow


Definition

Slang use to describe when someone performs oral sex; mostly on a woman.


Example Sentences

(patois) John, a wen u go stop bow?
(english) John, when are you going to stop eating p**sy?



posted on April 25, 2013