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Dominica
ba bwa
Stilt dancers in an African tradition carried over into carnival. Their costumes represent beings from the realm of the dead
folklore
Guyana
baa anansi
A spider
animal
Antigua & Barbuda
Grenada
Trinidad & Tobago
babash
An extremely potent overproof rum with a fearsome reputation. It is sold under-the-counter (illegally) and usually available during sugar harvest time.
food
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Grenada
babu
Paternal grandfather; Father's father.
person
family
4 comments
Guyana
Jamaica
St. Lucia
US Virgin Islands
babylon
Any oppressive or corrupt system or regime.
3 comments
Antigua & Barbuda
Barbados
US Virgin Islands
baccalow
Fish dried and salted for preservation. The fish is usually the Atlantic or Pacific cod, however, pollock and haddock are sometimes used. Preparation typically involves an initial step of soaking in water overnight or boiling to remove the excess salt.
food
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Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
St. Lucia
Trinidad & Tobago
St. Vincent
bacchanal
Any incident or time marked by drama, scandal, confusion or conflict.
3 comments
Trinidad & Tobago
bachac
The leafcutter ant; They get their name from the way they cut leaves from trees, which they then haul back to their nest. They do not eat the leaves, but instead they use it as compost to grow a particular type of fungus that does not grow anywhere other than in leafcutter ant nests. The ants eat the fungus, and feed it to their young. The fungus is grown in football sized chambers inside the nest. There can be 300 or more of these chambers inside the nest, and all of the earthworks to build them might involve the removal of 18,000kg of earth during the lifetime of the nest.
animal
6 comments
Antigua & Barbuda
Belize
Trinidad & Tobago
back a day
Previously. In the past.
3 comments
Jamaica
back and belly
A machete or cutlass sharpened on both edges.
Bahamas
back answer
A disrespectful reply. Usually from a child to a parent or teacher.
Bahamas
back aside
To move out of the way; To step aside
Antigua & Barbuda
Barbados
Bahamas
Guyana
Jamaica
St. Kitts & Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
US Virgin Islands
back back
To move backwards; To reverse
2 comments
St. Vincent
back back turkey
The larval form of the lacewing group of insects. Also known as antlions, they are known primarily for the funnel shaped pits they make in dry soft dirt to trap ants.
animal
3 comments
Barbados
Belize
Dominica
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Trinidad & Tobago
US Virgin Islands
back chat
A disrespectful reply. Usually from a child to a parent or teacher.
2 comments
Guyana
back dam
Deep rural or country
Jamaica
back fist
To masturbate (male)
sexual
Bahamas
back talk
A disrespectful reply. Usually from a child to a parent or teacher.
2 comments
Belize
Jamaica
St. Lucia
backa
Behind; In the back of.
place
1 comments
Belize
Jamaica
backabush
Deep rural or country
Belize
backabush people
People that think, talk and act very rural.
person
Jamaica
backative
The ability to back up, support or defend one's claims.
Jamaica
backfoot
A exclamation of surprise used euphemistically in place of the stronger profanities beginning with 'b'.
profanity
Trinidad & Tobago
backing ah jackass in ah horse race
Picking a losing side
proverb
Cayman Islands
backing sand
The Christmas season tradition of carrying sand from the beaches on moonlit nights and spreading it in yards to simulate snow.
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Barbados
Jamaica
Montserrat
Trinidad & Tobago
backra
A white plantation owner.
person
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Grenada
backra beke
A white plantation owner.
Belize
Jamaica
St. Kitts & Nevis
backside
A exclamation of surprise used euphemistically in place of the stronger profanities beginning with 'b'.
profanity
4 comments
Bahamas
backup wife
The primary/main woman in a love triangle
Guyana
bacoo
A small, mostly nocturnal, dwarf-like, forest creature with long arms and legs. They love milk and bananas and will bond with a family upon entering the home of people who feed them. They can be trapped by luring them into a rum bottle with milk and bananas and throwing it into the sea.