The Caribbean Dictionary

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accra
A fried batter made from a mix of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices
ackee
Ovoid green fruit that grows in bunches on trees up to 30m high. The fruit typically ripen during the summer. The fruit is related to...
agouti
Small rodents related to guinea pigs.
Second person plural pronoun; You plural.
ananci
A spider
Folk tale with the trickster Ananci as the lead character.
ba bwa
Stilt dancers in an African tradition carried over into carnival. Their costumes represent beings from the realm of the dead
babylon
The police or other law enforcement agencies and their members.
A disrespectful reply. Usually from a child to a parent or teacher.
bakes
A fried bread typically made from baking powder leavened dough.
Buttocks or rear end.
Firecrackers. Small explosive devices used for noise-making.
A white ashy appearance around the mouth and lips often considered to be a sign of hunger.
Totally confused
black cake
Rich dark cakes popular around Christmas. A primary ingredients is dried fruit that has been steeped or soaked in rum or wine for...
black pudding
Sausage made by cooking blood with a filler until it is thick enough to congeal when cooled.
To be full with food.
breadfruit
+ 2
Tree and fruit native to the Pacific Islands and Malaysia that was brought to the West Indies in the 18th century. The fruit is large...
bugga bwoy
A homosexual male.
bugga man
A homosexual male.
Homosexuality.
bulla
A homosexual male.
bulla man
A homosexual male.
To have sexual intercourse
calabash
A gourd that is used for utilitarian purposes, and not for food. The skin or shell of the large green fruit hardens to become...
carpot
Condoms
catapul
Slingshot. A projectile launching weapon made from a Y-shaped branch or piece of wood and elastic material. They are commonly used to...
A marijuana cigarette
chalice
A clay or wooden pipe used for smoking ganja or hashish
A sucking noise made with the tongue pressed against the teeth used to express annoyance, frustration, or contempt.

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