The Caribbean Dictionary

A fried batter made from a mix of flour, saltfish, onions, peppers and other spices
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...
Small rodents related to guinea pigs.
Second person plural pronoun; You plural.
A lead character in folk tales. He is depicted as a trickster and cultural hero. He is based largely on the spider gods of African...
Folk tale with the trickster Ananci as the lead character.
Round fruit between 5 and 9 inches in diameter. The fruit has rough brown skin and contains a single large seed. The flesh of unripe...
ba bwa
Stilt dancers in an African tradition carried over into carnival. Their costumes represent beings from the realm of the dead
The police or other law enforcement agencies and their members.
A disrespectful reply. Usually from a child to a parent or teacher.
A fried bread typically made from baking powder leavened dough.
Buttocks or rear end.
A dish of twice fried green plantain. Slices or chunks of plantain are slow fried, then pressed flat and fried again. The slices are...
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.
Corrupt behavior; financial corruption
To be full with food.
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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 man.
bugga man
A homosexual man.
A homosexual man.
bulla man
A homosexual man.
To have sexual intercourse
A gourd that is used for utilitarian purposes, and not for food. The skin or shell of the large green fruit hardens to become...
Slingshot. A projectile launching weapon made from a Y-shaped branch or piece of wood and elastic material. They are commonly used to...