Slang term for a female who is highly promiscuous, very flirty and class-less
(patois) Look pan she, she a sketel
(english) Look at her, she’s a slut
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.
Patois: Mi luv nyam bun and cheese durin the easta holiday
English: I love to eat bun and cheese during the Easter holidays
Low class society.
Patois: ;Di ghetto gyal dem is from bak a waal
English: Those girls are from an underprivileged society
A historic maroon village located in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Patois: Mi skool deh guh pan a trip to accompang pan chewsday
English: My school is going on a trip to Accompang on Tuesday
Slang for saying that someone is under strict control
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
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
A very popular Jamaican curse word normally use when one is feeling intense emotions such as anger or fright.
(patois) Shut yo bloodclaat mouth!
(english) Shut your f**king mouth!
Slang term used as an expression of extreme surprise (incredulous)
Patois: Caca faat! Yu really wear dat yestideh?
English: Hot Damn! Did you really wear that yesterday?
That’s the way it is
Patois: Mi nuh like it but ah suh it set
English: I don’t like it but that’s the way it is
Patois: Mi deh guh bird hunting; weh mi catapul deh?
English: I’m going bird hunting; where is my slingshot?
Where is it?
Patois: Mi cyaah find it, Ah weh ee deh?
English: I can't find it, where is it?
Rasta water pipe that is made from hollowed coconut or calabash, normally used to smoke tobacco or marijuana
(patois) Pass mi di chaliss bredda
(english) Pass me the bong, brother