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Jamrocks

Jamrocks  n.— «Jamrocks (the word is Jamaican patois slang for the island country) is a funky little place.» —“It’s ’Marley and me’ at Jamrocks Grill” by Mary K. Means Bradenton...

daggering

daggering  n.— «The commission describes daggerin” as a “colloquial term or phrase used in dancehall culture as a reference to hard-core sex or what is popularly referred to as “dry” sex, or the activities of...

goat’s mouth

goat’s mouth  n.— Note: According to G. Llewellyn Watson’s Jamaican Sayings, “A person is said to have a goat’s mouth when he/she wishes another evil, and the wishes are fulfilled. It also applies to one who has the foresight...

browning

browning  n.— «Some students once met a radio personality and marvelled that she was a “browning.” This host speaks the real Jamaican patois and they thought she would be “jet black.” Why? Because brownings don’t...

nanny

nanny  n.— «I remember the first time I saw a Jamaican $100 bill. It was at home in St. Thomas and an “uncle’ was visiting from the United States.…I do not know when the $100 became a “bills,” as it is commonly...