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1. Bashy


English Translation

Hot


Definition

Slang expression for someone who is extremely good looking.


Example Sentences

Patois: Deh gyal deh bashy fi sure
English: That girl there is hot for sure



posted on December 22, 2013

2. boonoonoonoos


English Translation

sweetheart


Definition

someone dear to you


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi luv mi boonoonoonoos
English: I love you my sweetheart



posted on October 13, 2018

3. Boots


English Translation

Condoms


Example Sentences

(patois) Yow! Yu hav nuh boots pan you?
(english) Hey! Do you have any condoms on you?



posted on April 25, 2013

4. Cyattie


English Translation

Woman / Girl


Example Sentences

Patois: Kuu pan di cyattie dem deh
English: Look at those girls



posted on May 24, 2014

5. Kuff


English Translation

strike


Definition

To strike, punch or a slap


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi bredda kuff dem pon dem face
English: My brother slap them on their faces



posted on July 27, 2014

6. Mout a massy


English Translation

Chatterbox


Definition

Slang term used to refer to someone who talks too much. They often keep blabbering about random topics that don’t make any sense.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mout a massy, yuh cyaan shut up?
English: Chatterbox, why can’t you shut up?



posted on September 13, 2013

7. negus


English Translation

king


Definition

a king


Example Sentences

Patois: Dat man a de negus a fi mi village
English: That man is the king pf my village



posted on December 29, 2013

8. Nuff


English Translation

Many, More, Much etc.


Example Sentences

Patois: Nuff people
English: Many people



posted on November 21, 2018

9. nuh weh


English Translation

nowhere


Example Sentences

Patois: Weh him go guh? Him nuh hav nuh whey fi guh
English: Where is he going to go? He has nowhere to go



posted on May 2, 2014

10. putus


English Translation

sweetheart


Definition

Term used to call someone their sweetheart.


Example Sentences

Patois: Koffee a mi putus
English: Koffee is my sweetheart



posted on February 18, 2019

11. a bi


English Translation

being


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh a bi dramatic
English: You're being dramatic



posted on September 5, 2019

12. At steppa


English Translation

Hot stepper


Definition

to be a notorious thug; a criminal; someone who has escape from jail.


Example Sentences

(patois) mi a hot steppa
(english) I am a hot stepper.



posted on April 25, 2013