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1. fenkeh fenkeh


English Translation

choosy


Definition

to be excessively particular, demanding or hard to please


Example Sentences

(patois) Yu cyaan be too fenkeh fenkeh if yu waah a job right away
(english) You can't be too choosy if you want a job right away



posted on April 29, 2013

2. Big heads dem


English Translation

The higher ups


Definition

Term used to refer to persons that have high positions in an organization (politicians, police chiefs etc... ).


Example Sentences

Patois: Him did a try fi impress di bigga heads
English: He was trying to impress the higher ups



posted on December 30, 2019

3. Dem


English Translation

they


Example Sentences

Patois: Dem a cum
English: They are coming



posted on August 23, 2019

4. Head nuh good


English Translation

Crazy / Mentally ill


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh haffi watch him, him head nuh good
English: You have to watch him, he's crazy



posted on February 7, 2019

5. One Love


Definition

An expression of unity, one love refers to universal love and respect for all people, regardless of race, social status or any other defining characteristics.


Example Sentences

Patois: Likkle more, one love
English: See you later, one love



posted on March 22, 2014

6. Wah di rass


English Translation

What the f**k


Example Sentences

Patois: Wah di raas! Sumady teif mi bloodclaat kyar
English: What the f**k! Someone stole my f**king car



posted on March 18, 2014

7. A nuh everything gud fi eat gud fi talk


English Translation

Not everything that's worth eating is worth talking about


Definition

Not everything one hears should be repeated



posted on July 14, 2019

8. Braff


English Translation

Showing off


Definition

Somebody showing off something; mainly themselves. It is derived from the joining of the words brag and show off,


Example Sentences

Patois: John braff wul nite ah di paati
English: John showed off all night at the party



posted on July 3, 2019

9. did call


English Translation

called


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi wish yuh did call
English: I wish you had called



posted on January 10, 2020

10. fren dem


English Translation

friends


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi an mi fren dem a guh
English: Me and my friends are going



posted on January 10, 2020

11. Lawd


English Translation

Lord


Example Sentences

Patois: Dear Lawd, please protect mi fram mi enemy dem
English: Dear Lord, please protect me from my enemies



posted on November 19, 2013

12. Rasta


English Translation

Rastafarian


Definition

Slang expression used to refer to a persons that wears dreadlocks and is a Rastafarian


Example Sentences

Patois: When did yuh become a rasta?
English: When did you become a Rastafarian?



posted on September 8, 2013