Some of my favorite Jamaican words, phrases

Posted by Andrew on June 17, 2013
  • Coo yah
  • Cu de
  • Buttu
  • Creb
  • Cotch
  • Cease and Sekkle
  • Cerasee tea
  • Come een like
  • Craven "Craven choke puppy"
  • Kris/Cris/Crissas
  • Crocus bag
  • Scandal bag
  • Cyan
  • Cyaan
  • Card him up
  • Cut you eye
  • Kiss you teeth
  • Kiss me neck (back)
  • Cut (leave)
  • Bounce
  • Road
  • Forward
  • Jet
  • Step
  • Come yah
  • Almshouse
  • Babylon
  • Bait
  • Bandulu
  • Bashment
  • Beat "Beat some juice"
  • Beef "A my beef dat"
  • Vex/Bex
  • Bere "Is bere
  • Vibes
  • A Nanny ($500)
  • Blouse and Skirt
  • Bredren
  • Bringle
  • Dealing
  • Bruk him foot
  • Salad
  • Dutty
  • Dread
  • Dun know
  • Duppy
  • Dutchy
  • Ease off
  • You too extra
  • Faas "Stop trying to faas up in mi business", "You too faas"
  • Everyting cook an curry
  • Foreign
  • Fada
  • Follow Fashion
  • Facety
  • Favor (look like)
  • Don't feel no way
  • Fire bun
  • Fit "Dat mango fit"
  • Flop
  • Galang
  • Gansey
  • Gate
  • Yard
  • Jinal
  • Gravalicious, Grabalicious
  • Green "You smell green"
  • Gwey
  • Gyalis
  • Hail
  • Hard a ears
  • Higglas
  • Hoity toity
  • Hype
  • Ital
  • I-man
  • Ignant
  • Informer
  • Jah
  • Jamdown
  • Jamrock
  • Jook
  • Juice
  • Skin teet
  • Large and in charge
  • Leggo di ends
  • Lick, Box
  • Likkle "likkle more", "likkle bit"
  • Lime
  • Loaf
  • Lose off
  • Low (leave alone) "low the dog"
  • Macca "macca jook me inna mi foot"
  • Mawga
  • Mampi
  • Under manners
  • Mash it up
  • Matey
  • Mek we
  • Mogelin
  • More time
  • Baby fadda
  • Baby mudda
  • Obeah
  • What sweet nanny goat a go run him belly
  • Nuff
  • Nyam
  • Par
  • Peenywally
  • Pickney
  • Politricks
  • Poppy show
  • Ram (full)
  • Renk
  • Rahtid
  • Roots and culture
  • Running belly
  • Salt "When you salt, you salt"
  • Screw "Stop screw up you face"
  • Sheg up
  • Shoov down
  • Sidung "sidung on di bench"
  • See it (understand)
  • Sinting
  • Sketel
  • Skull "Him skull school today"
  • Slackness
  • Splurt
  • Suss
  • Tallowah
  • Tam
  • Tick, Thick (good friends)
  • Toppa toppa
  • Town (Kingston)
  • Troat (kissing)
  • Too fenke fenke
  • Twang
  • Unu
  • Uptown
  • Wa day "Wa day me and me bredren did par"
  • Wango gut
  • Watch ya
  • Wa mek
  • Well (very)
  • Wha gwan, what a gwan
  • Wutless
  • What lef
  • Whole heap
  • Wicked
  • Wine
  • Winjy
  • Yeah man
  • Yow
  • Sell off
  • Shell down