WINE

Translation
"wine" appears in every West Indian dialect, and is literally a corruption of "wind." It means to dance, sometimes seductively.
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SKANK

Translation
to dance to reggae music
to move with cunning, ulterior motives
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PASSA PASSA

Translation
(n.) fracas that arises out of gossip and/or idle chatter
Weekly dance in downtown Kingston
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KUMINA

Translation
n. Ecstatic dance for the purpose of communicating with ancestors. From Twi akom-to be possessed and ana-by an ancestor
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JAMMIN

Translation
to be having a good time, to be dancing calypso/soca
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DINKI

Translation
a kind of traditional dance at funerals or "nine nights" ("set-ups"); now popular among school children.
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Log on

Translation
(v.) dance move made popular by Jamaican recording artist Elephant Man
(exp.) prompt to take part or tune in to something popular, "get with it"

Bashment

Translation
(n.) a highly enjoyable event or remarkable thing.
party, dance, session
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