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batty man

batty 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...

skeet

skeet  v.— «You let the hoe swallow it, get off in yo’ parlor an’/stab out to the cajun crab house/or the Jamaican cat house/or the college, frat house/for the gul you just, mad house that rat house/And get you some scrub, she ain’t ya...

mix-up

mix-up  n.— «While both he and Dr Blythe are believed to harbour ambitions of political leadership, Dr Davies’ are perhaps more credible. He is not perceived to be involved, in Jamaican parlance, in “mix-up.” Indeed, recently...

lick over

lick over  v.— «Countless Jamaican hits have been achieved by “licking over” or rerecording Studio One rhythm tracks, or riddims, as these instrumentals are known in reggae parlance.» —“Rock Through the Ages” by...

trace

trace  v.— «As that genre of Jamaican music has increased in popularity, the style has become one of tenement-yard-style tracing, and those Jamaicans who are accustomed to a daily life in which such “tracing matches” are...

browning

browning  v.— «I am what Jamaicans call a “Browning”…So what is a “Browning” exactly. I am a Jamaican of mixed ethnicity.» —“My Dossier” by Mad Bull The Mad Bull’s Blog July 3, 2002...