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1. Sketel


English Translation

Slut


Definition

Slang term for a female who is highly promiscuous, very flirty and class-less


Example Sentences

(patois) Look pan she, she a sketel
(english) Look at her, she’s a slut



posted on April 25, 2013

2. Bun


English Translation

Spiced Bun


Definition

A sweet spicy bun in which spice and raisins are added during the making process. This bun is dark in color and shaped liked a loaf of bread. It is commonly eaten with cheese during the Easter season.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi luv nyam bun and cheese durin the easta holiday
English: I love to eat bun and cheese during the Easter holidays



posted on February 22, 2014

3. Bak A Waal


English Translation

Slum


Definition

Low class society.


Example Sentences

Patois: ;Di ghetto gyal dem is from bak a waal
English: Those girls are from an underprivileged society



posted on April 5, 2014

4. Accompong


Definition

A historic maroon village located in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi skool deh guh pan a trip to accompang pan chewsday
English: My school is going on a trip to Accompang on Tuesday



posted on April 3, 2014

5. Ball an chain


English Translation

Strict control


Definition

Slang for saying that someone is under strict control


Example Sentences

Patois: Him gyal have him pan ball an chain, him cyaah leff the house afta 9
English: His girl have him under strict control, he can’t leave the house after 9:00pm



posted on May 2, 2014

6. Age paper


English Translation

Birth Certificate


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cyaah believe seh dem spell mi faada name wrong pan mi age paper
English: I can’t believe that they spelt my father’s name wrong on my birth certificate



posted on April 3, 2014

7. Bloodclaat


Definition

A very popular Jamaican curse word normally use when one is feeling intense emotions such as anger or fright.


Example Sentences

(patois) Shut yo bloodclaat mouth!
(english) Shut your f**king mouth!



posted on April 25, 2013

8. Caca faat


Definition

Slang term used as an expression of extreme surprise (incredulous)


Example Sentences

Patois: Caca faat! Yu really wear dat yestideh?
English: Hot Damn! Did you really wear that yesterday?



posted on July 15, 2013

9. Ah Suh It Set


English Translation

That’s the way it is


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh like it but ah suh it set
English: I don’t like it but that’s the way it is



posted on March 29, 2014

10. Catapul


English Translation

Slingshot


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi deh guh bird hunting; weh mi catapul deh?
English: I’m going bird hunting; where is my slingshot?



posted on November 24, 2013

11. Ah weh ee deh


English Translation

Where is it?


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cyaah find it, Ah weh ee deh?
English: I can't find it, where is it?



posted on March 22, 2016

12. Chaliss


English Translation

Bong


Definition

Rasta water pipe that is made from hollowed coconut or calabash, normally used to smoke tobacco or marijuana


Example Sentences

(patois) Pass mi di chaliss bredda
(english) Pass me the bong, brother



posted on April 25, 2013