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squidel

squidel  n.— «He often called her degrading names in front of the children. Names like “squidel,” which she says is another word for prostitute.» —“Convention forces Jamaican Government’s hand: More shelters for abused...

dibby-dibby

dibby-dibby  adj.— «One can go from there and decide if a woman is a dibby-dibby, mud-up or a dutty bungle.» —“Profile of a Jamaican dejay” by Eron Henry The Daily Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica) Nov. 16, 1988...

dibby-dibby

dibby-dibby  adj.— «The game, however, will not recapture its past glory if its leadership continues, in a Jamaican colloquialism, to be “dibby-dibby,” which is to say, lacking in character, worth and purposefulness...

ganny

ganny  n.— «On side 2 the song TRAIN TO BANGKOK he speaks about the sweet Jamaican pipe dreams, golden Acapulco nights and the fragrance of Afganastan (we now call “skunk” we once called “ganny” short for...

version

version  v.— «The version is the lingua franca of all dance music. To “version,” in Jamaican parlance, is to reuse the same basic backing track with a new vocal and/or song on top.» —“CD Reviews” by...

chi chi man

chi chi man  n.— «In Jamaican patois slang, “batty man” and “chi chi man” are the equivalent of “poof” and “faggot.”» —“Concert Cancelled After Complaints Of Homophobia” by...