The Caribbean Dictionary

A maroon chieftain after whom the town of Accompong in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica is named.


Second person singular pronoun: him or her
Grandfather, on father's side
Grandmother, on father's side
alexander bustamante
Sir William Alexander Clarke Bustamante GBE, National Hero of Jamaica (24 February 1884 - 6 August 1977). A Jamaican politician,...
One who does the perceived difficult or boring part of a game or sport (eg. swinging a jump rope), but never gets a turn at the fun...
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...
Queen Victoria.
Grandfather, on father's side
People that think, talk and act very rural.
A white plantation owner.
Any white person, particularly one in a position of power or authority.
One addicted to cocaine or crack.


Boy - a young male
Brother - a male sibling
A Barbadian - a native of the island nation of Barbados.
A Barbadian - a native of the island nation of Barbados.
A bully. One who intimidates or abuses.
One who does not follow or practice Rastafarian. A heathen or unbeliever.
An informal title used for greeting among male friends.
One who is nosy. One who minds the business of others.
One who participates in, orchestrates, or profits from illegal or crooked activity
barrel pickny
A child whose primary means of support are money and items shipped from parents working overseas.


A promiscuous female.
Someone with nappy hair that does not grow.
batty bwoy
A homosexual male.
Idiot or simpleton; A stupid person
Bad child


Boy - a young male
A very dark skinned individual.