Jamaican Patwah Logo

Patois and Slang Dictionary



Login into Jamaican Patwah
Not Registered? Signup Here



Trending Words on Jamaican Patwah


1. Wah sweet nanny goat ago run him belly


English Translation

What tastes good to a goat will later upset his stomach


Definition

This suggests that the things that seem fine to you now can hurt you later.



posted on September 1, 2014

2. Wah do dem


English Translation

What’s wrong with them


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah do dem? Everything mi duh dem hav a problem wid
English: What’s wrong with them? Everything I do they have a problem with



posted on April 19, 2014

3. Everyweh mi tun makka juk mi


English Translation

Everywhere I turn, I'm poked by torns


Definition

Everywhere I go, I encounter obstacles



posted on October 1, 2019

4. jesta


English Translation

joking / kiding


Definition

It means kiding or joking with some one.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi beg yuh,tap jesta, cah mi olda dan yuh.uzeemi!
English: Please stop joking with me because I am older than you, alright!



posted on July 16, 2016

5. Mi deh yah


English Translation

I am here


Definition

Slang expression usually used in response to a greeting expression like “How are you doing” or “What’s going on”. While the literal translation for this term is “I am here”, its implied meaning is similar to the expressions “I’m good”, “Not much happening so I am just here”, “Everything is ok” etc…


Example Sentences

Patois: (Man1:) Wah deh gwaan? (Man2:) Mi deh yah
English: (Man1:) What’s going on? (Man2:) Everything is ok



posted on October 31, 2013

6. Skoolah


English Translation

schooler


Example Sentences

Patois: Di skoolah dem nah act rite
English: The schoolers aren't acting right



posted on October 6, 2019

7. Tek mi fi eediat


English Translation

Take me for an idiot


Example Sentences

Patois: It luk like yuh tek mi fi eediat
English: It looks like you take me for an idiot



posted on September 28, 2019

8. Y Pree


English Translation

What’s up


Definition

Slang for asking someone what’s going on or what’s up.


Example Sentences

Patois: Y Pree dawg! Yuh deh touch di road likkle more?
English: What’s up dawg! Are you going out later?



posted on May 10, 2014

9. All fruits ripe


English Translation

Everything is just great.


Definition

Jamaican expression used to state that everything is ok


Example Sentences

(patois) ”Sistren, how yu do?” all fruits ripe
(english) "Sister, how are you doing?” everything is just great



posted on April 25, 2013

10. Bashy


English Translation

Hot


Definition

Mi fi bashy


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi feel bashy
English: I feel hot



posted on August 2, 2015

11. Claat


English Translation

cloth


Definition

a cloth which can be used to make a dress


Example Sentences

Patois: Him go use a claat
English: He is going to use a cloth



posted on June 8, 2015

12. Earthstrong


English Translation

Birthday


Example Sentences

Patois: Happy Earthstrong mi bredah
English: Happy birthday my brother



posted on May 20, 2018