a ubiquitous vine used for boiling medicinal tea, and for bathing. It is proverbial for its bitterness
CHA! or CHO!
a disdainful expletive pshaw! very common, mild explanation expressing impatience, vexation or disappointment.
messy, disorderly, untidy.
CHALICE or CHILLUM
a pipe for smoking herb, usually made from coconut shell
and tubing, used ritually by Rastas
female of sexual prowess
(v.) - to sing, especially cultural or spiritual songs
just as cheap, just as well.
CHI CHI MAN
a gay man
very common, mild explanation expressing impatience, vexation or disappointment.
hit, break, stride
1. cloth, an essential part of most Jamaican bad words, such as bumbo clot, rass clot, blood clot, etc. The essence of Jamaican cursing seems to be nastiness, rather than the blashemy or sexuality which is characteristic of the metropolitan countries. 2. to hit or strike - from the verb "to clout". 3. literally means a used tampon
a potato-like edible root, known elsewhere as the taro or the eddo. It was brought to Jamaica from the South Pacific. This is completely distinct from cocoa, usually called chocolate.