Expression of exasperation or indignation.
Expression denoting surprise, indignation. Said quickly or very slowly for effect.
Ah never see more
An exclamation of surprise, anger, bewilderment. (I've never seen anything like that)
Card game played four, in which points are: high, low jack, or hangjack and game.
All of you
An' You Swallow Dat?
And you believed that?
Any time is trini time
Evolved from the alleged penchant of the Trini for arriving any ol' time for an appt.
An expression of anticipation or pain.(ouch!)
Confusion, scandal and/or arguing.
A large red or black soldier ant.
To hold back.
To swerve a vehicle inconsiderately or recklessly in-between moving traffic.
An angered look.
To confuse someone with smart talk. To con someone. To talk your way out. To confuse using propaganda.
To scream or yell
Bawl Dong De Place
To cry excessively. To be in a state of grief.
Behin' God Back
A very distance place. Remotest part of the country. (Behind God's back)
Behin' Yuh Back
In your abscence.
To improve your financial and social condition.
A person who brings bad luck.
Blood Eh Take
To instinctively dislike, or distrust someone.
An expression of anger, substitution for foul language.
A pushy person.
To have no money. Used As: Phulbasia is brokes today.
Showing that a person was properly brought up.
Buh wait nah
Wait a minutes
Call that George
Finito. Kaput. Call it finished. End of the matter jus put that on it and call that george
Someone who sings Calypso
The noise made by sucking your teeth.
A children's snack made from a mixture of ground parched corn and sugar Chinkee......Tiny portions of anything
To hold back and give less than you should
A foolish person
A cross-eyed person.
Any brand of toothpaste.
Scandal, confusion, arguments, gossip.
To punch someone
To look menacingly or disapprovingly at someone.
Can't, Cannot, Unable to.
Is that you?
Any sharp looking outfit
Dat good fuh yuh.
Serves you right.
To wear one's best clothes
Silly, stupid, foolish.
A person that is mixed with East Indian and African parentage.
Without rhyme or reason. A sudden or unexpected action out of the blue.
No way, Oh no.
Oh really? I understand. Yes.
What did you say? or Can you repeat that?
Extra effort, to try harder
Is that not so? That's true, isn't it?
Every man jack
Everyone without exception
To look intently at someone or something. To look over from head to toe
A party or celebration. A party, loud music, lots to eat and drink, dancing to wee hours of the morning
Is that true
Yes it is true
Full ah mouth
All talk and no action to back it up.
To put goat mouth on someone or something, to jinx something and make it happen by saying something bad will happen
Someone who appears to be going out of there mind, acting strangely or getting mentally unstable.
Gone through. Past it's prime. No longer useful
To pester or bother someone
Grown up and one who should know better.
Hard Back Indian
Person on indian ethnicity who grew up in the hard way of life, usually tuff.
Hard headed, someone who does listen or learn, disobedient.
Plenty of worries and pressing matters.
To cheat on your partner She hornin meh
A guy who makes love to someone's wife/woman.
Everything going wrong, lots of problems.
A very large amount of anything, a lot.
The brake hub from an auto wheel used as a percussion instrument in steelband music.
Person who beats the iron by striking the brake hub with a short steel rod.
Is so you stop
That's the way you normally behave.
Is that so?
Is you to ketch
You will be the one left holding the bag. You will be outsmarted.
It take yuh
You look good in it. It looks good on you.
A type of Carnival devil costume; jabs people with his fork and demands money from passersby.
A woman of questionable morals, one who haunts the seamier side of town.
Jail Bird. Someone who is constantly in and out of jail.
A big noisy party
Any crowded occasion. A big 7-band party with many people, loud music.
Like a jagabat but applies to both male female.
Heavy work load with no time to rest. To be under fire. Unpleasant condition.
A hex on spell. To try to confuse an opponent with Mumbo-jumbo
An amusing person or incident.
To stab at anything he jook meh in meh eye.
Wash-board. A board or frame having a corrugated surface to wash clothes.
Opening of the Carnival festivities. Instead of costumes everyone is covered in paint and oil.
Ju-jube. The gelatinous candy lozenge.
Dance to calypso
Just there. Very near. Not far away.
In a little while, wait a minute. Just a little longer in time.
Just like that?
Badly dressed. Dishevelled. Looking 'anyhow'
Ketch A Vaps
To behave in a suddenly unexplicable or unexpected manner
Present continous of ketch
Kick and Stab
Shoes with very pointed toes.
Fooling around, having fun, being a source of amusement.
Any brand of powdered milk.
Constantly on the move, looking for different ways to pass the time of the day.
Common place, cheap. Copious amount of anything. In full season, plentiful, a glut.
Let go of
To hit someone or something Doh lemme lick dong yuh mudda so and so
Greedy for food
To get beat-up, a beating
Plenty of something
A small amount
To hang out in a group .
Envious of the possessions of others
An expression of annoyance
Someone always being taken advantage of. Easy to walk over
A person who minds other people's business for the purpose of gossip. d neighbour does only maco meh
A person having the trait of a maco
Very thin, skinny check da lil maga bones dey
Expression denoting shock and surprise
To make fun of, to ridicule
Added to the end of any sentence for emphasis Daz real good man
The most beautiful beach in Trinidad, high waves, great scenery.
Everything is well organized.
Meh hand slip
An expression used when too much of an ingredient is used
Very tall ghost, spirit. Usually portrayed by a costumed man on stilts
Mother yuh feel u is meh mumma or wha
Something tasty that leads you to eat more.
Very thin legs
To pamper, to butter up.
No Nah Jed
Never See Come See
Someone who has recently been exposed to something new and who overdoes it to ridiculous proportions
A person who does not have any fixed place of abode.
A form of witchcraft, voodoo, evil, etc used to cause harm to others Ah goin by d obeah man to wuk summin in he skin ◊ A form of religious belief practiced in some parts of the West Indies, Jamaica
Awkward in appearance, anything bent or twisted out of shape
Plant whose green pods are much used for soups, stews, or pickles; gumbo
An expression used when an offensive smell arises, Eww
Oh Shims Man
Expression denoting shock, surprise,indignation admiration.
Idle chatter, social chit-chat
One set ah
A lot of anything
Trini for "homeboy" used by older Trini males.
Exclamation of surprise
Music played during Christmas time. Parang has a lot of Spanish influences
Little cafeteria where snacks and drinks can be bought
The international airport in Trinidad
To insult in a jesting manner
A person of no class or importance
To hit someone continuously with the flat part of a cutlass
Very small child, baby.
Mongrel dog of no specific breed, usually a stray.
Disgustingly proper and formal.
Homemade rum of very high potency
Withered, dried up.
Nattily dressed. To wear clothes with a theatrical.
Wild pig or an irritating person
Obnixious person, uncouth, Member of the rabble
To verbally insult and/or make a fool of someone. He rag up d lil girl wee
Broken down, on the brink of decaence. That raggadang car yuh have dey Syn: RaggaDang
Rain Must Fall
Said when any long-outstanding thing is done.
Rake and Scrape
To take on any and everything - whether person or job, regardless of value.
Packed to capacity. Cannot stick a pin. Like sardines in a can.
To search through every part of, to search for plunder, Chaotic condition.
To arrive at an answer or end result using dishonest or dubious means.
Most popular calypso played during the carnival festivities.
East Indian dish made with flat baked dough resembling a tortilla filled with curried beef, chicken, goat, shrimp or other meat with potatoes, onions, tomato and spices.
"Nasty", sexually explicit Rude Boy
Ruffled or wrinkled
Flashy dresser. Dandy. To walk with a stylish gait.
Flashy dresser. Dandy. To walk with a stylish gait.
One person being beaten by several.
Chunky wooden clog with a canvas or discarded tyre upper.
Check out, assess a situation.
Down and out. Penniless. Scrunting. On the scrunt.
Porridge-like mixture of rasins, noodles, milk etc, consumed at the Eid-Ul-Fitr festival.
An effeminate man or a masculine woman.
Shoes bursting open, toes exposed, soles leaving the uppers.
Ugly woman or woman of loose morals.
One who tries clever schemes to arrive at a result.
Soul-Calypso, the modern version of calypso music. Hardcore political satire, scandals, sexual double entendre and comedy, wrapped up in dance music with an African beat and heavy baseline.
Cat call. Cheap or rude call at a person, particularly a woman.
To be deliberately contrary.
Public supply of water, located on the side of the street.
Suck teeth. A sound of annoyance, contempt.
To gate-crash any paying function.
A Trini vampire that sheds it's human skin and flies at night as a ball of fire, sucking the blood of it's victims while they sleep.
term used for soft drink, soda, pop.
To wink at someone saucily.
A man who is kept by a woman.
To have a preference for the choicest cuts. A sweet talker.
Swell Up Yuh Face
To look angry.
Trinidad currency, as in "Does this cost $1.00 T.T. or $1.00 U.S.?"
The forlorn feeling that one gets when a love affair is over.
To behave in a suddenly unexplicable or unexpected manner like yuh ketch ah vaps or wuh
To enter with airs, or enter uninvited.
A sexually suggestive dance using winding hip movements that can make the hula look tame, usually done to soca music.
Trini pronunciation (Yankee) An American
Yuh faddah is ah glassmaker?
You are blocking my view.
A rough and uneven cutting of anything.