God; possibly derived as a shortened form of Jahweh or Jehovah, Jah Ras Tafari, Haille Selassie, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, conquering Lion of Judah; rastas revere Haile Selassie as the personification of the Almighty
Jamaica, "Jam" to press down "dung" down. Ironic reference to social and economic conditions of the masses
to be having a good time, to be dancing calypso/soca
n. literally John Crow, buzzard
a young coconut, full of jelly.
n. (John Canoe). Bands of elaborately masked dancers appearing around Christmas. They ressemble the ancestral dancers of West Africa, but the ety. of the word is unclear.
to pierce or stick, as with a thorn or a long pointed stick. also used in a sexual context
adjective, everyday or ordinary clothes or shoes worn in the yard or in the bush, as in "judgin' boot". Also as a verb, to judge, with a similar meaning.
as a verb, rain a juu; as a noun, juu rain. It means a light rain or drizzle.
a dark, green leafy vegetable, very nutritious and cheap.
n. quarrel or contention. From combination of English curse or cuss, and Twi kasa kasa-to dispute verbally
a roll of cloth or vegetation placed on top of the head to cushion the skull from the weight of a head load.
grapple, get in a fight
It can be a sexual term meaning the man throw it and the woman catch it! It can also mean a game - life's game, how to see through today to meet tomorrowand all the games of life as in "life is just a ketchy-chuby game."
a little bit, a tiny piece, from skimps.
"skin teeth" to laugh at someone or give them a plastic smile, sometimes used derogatorily as in "A little kin-teet bwoy."