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1. Irie


Definition

Rasta slang use to describe when one is feeling good; everything is alright


Example Sentences

(patois) Man1: “How yu feeling?” Man2: “Mi irie”
(english) Man1: “How are you feeling?” Man2: “I’m good”



posted on April 25, 2013

2. Dweet


English Translation

Do it


Example Sentences

(patois) A nuh mi dweet
(english) It wasn’t me who did it



posted on April 25, 2013

3. Fambily


English Translation

Family


Example Sentences

(patois) Yu an mi a fambily
(english) You and I are family



posted on April 25, 2013

4. Same ting weh tick sheep, tick goat


English Translation

The same thing that pricks a sheep will prick a goat


Definition

The same thing that happened to someone could happened to you



posted on July 14, 2019

5. 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

6. Go-go


English Translation

A stripper or club whore


Definition

A girl who does wining, twerking, bubbling and wriggling in a club or public square. She does all these exposing her sensitive body parts to the audience and does all sort of whorish stuffs mostly by wearing a pair of bikini. She can go as far as going completely naked while wining, twerking and bubbling for the audience.


Example Sentences

Patois: A whole heap a gyal inna Kingston a tun inna gogo.
English: Many girls in Kingston are becoming strippers (club whores)



posted on April 15, 2016

7. Blurtneet


English Translation

Oh my god


Definition

Mild curse word used when one is surprised.


Example Sentences

Patois: Blurtneet! Mi cyaan believe yuh jus do dat
English: Oh my god! I can’t believe that you just did that



posted on October 31, 2013

8. Tan a yuh yaad


English Translation

Stay at home


Example Sentences

Patois: Yuh need fi tan a yuh yaad
English: Yuh need to stay at home



posted on August 11, 2020

9. Feem


English Translation

His


Example Sentences

Patois: A feem cyar
English: It's his car



posted on July 7, 2020

10. Wacha


English Translation

Look here


Example Sentences

Patois: Wacha! Yuh need fi listen
English: Look here! You need to listen



posted on August 19, 2019

11. Gaan


English Translation

went


Example Sentences

Patois: Im gaan fi it
English: He went for it



posted on September 5, 2019

12. Badda Badda


English Translation

constantly bother


Definition

to constantly bother someone to the point of annoyance.


Example Sentences

Patois: Boss man, wah mek yuh keep on deh badda badda mi every day suh?
English: Boss man, why do you keep on constantly bothering me every day?



posted on May 2, 2014