|Patwa (Jamaican Patois)||Play audio||Translation||Edit link|
|JACKASS ROPE||homegrown tobacco, twisted into a rope|
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
(excl.) I don't believe this!
that's for sure!
|JAM-DOWN, JAMDUNG, JAMROCK, JA||
"Jam" to press down "dung" down. Ironic reference to social and economic conditions of the masses
|JAMMIN||to be having a good time, to be dancing calypso/soca|
|JANCRO||n. literally John Crow, buzzard|
|JELLY||a young coconut, full of jelly|
|Jet||to leave, depart|
|JON CONNU||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
|JOOKS||(v.) hangout, relax|
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
|JUU||as a verb, rain a juu; as a noun, juu rain. It means a light rain or drizzle.|