The Caribbean Dictionary


To ask
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...
A musical instrument used to produce a bass sound. It is used in scratch bands, and commonly made from automobile exhaust pipes.
Drunk or intoxicated
The police or other law enforcement agencies and their members.
Fish dried and salted for preservation. The fish is usually the Atlantic or Pacific cod, however, pollock and haddock are sometimes...
A carnival. A large party or celebration.
To move backwards; To reverse
A disrespectful reply. Usually from a child to a parent or teacher.
To begrudge. To envy another's possessions or happiness.
To ground. To punish by restricting free movement.
A condition causing the testicles to appear severely swollen. This condition is often the result of a type of hernia.
A penis. The male sex organ.
banana fritters
A fried meal item made from a batter consisting primarily of ripe bananas (usually overripe) and flour.
A small bird with a bright yellow underbelly. The wings and back are black with small white markings.
A rigid metal, plastic or wooden band used to keep womens' hair in place.
Party or celebration


A promiscuous woman.
Buttocks or rear end.
Totally confused
A yeast risen, fried, banana fritter often served as a breakfast item.
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...
A white plantation owner.
To ask, to beg.
An informal title used for greeting among male friends.


To strike the face with an open palmed slap.
A vocal simulation of a crash, collision or fall.
Obese or fat
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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...
To become or be pregnant