(5) INNA DI MORROWS : tomorrow (6) INNA : In the (4) IRIE : A Greeting. powerful and pleasing (7) IRON BALLON : expression for singer who has not found his/her voice (54) ISES/IZES/ISIS : praises (11) Praises to the almighty given by Rasta when calling on the name of Jah for strength and assistance for achieving progress in life. (30) ISMS and SKISMS : negative term denoting Babylon's classificatory systems (1) ITES : 1.
Or you use it to mean "OK" as in when someone asks you to do something for you, you would reply, "Ites." (29) IWA : certain time or hour (43) J A, JAM-DOWN : Jamaica (1) JACKASS ROPE : homegrown tobacco, twisted into a rope. (5) JAH KNOW : Lord knows (1) JAH : God; possibly derived as a shortened form of Jahweh or Jehovah (1) 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 (2) JAMDUNG : Jamaica, "Jam" to press down "dung" down. Ironic reference to social and economic conditions of the masses (7) JAMMIN : to be having a good time, to be dancing calypso/soca (6) JANCRO : n. literally John Crow, buzzard (7) JANGA : shrimp, crayfish. Bands of elaborately masked dancers appearing around Christmas. They ressemble the ancestral dancers of West Africa, but the ety. (7) JOOK : to pierce or stick, as with a thorn or a long pointed stick. (5) also used in a sexual context (29) JOOKS : hangout, relax (29) JUDGIN' : adjective, everyday or ordinary clothes or shoes worn in the yard or in the bush, as in "judgin' boot".
(5) JUU : as a verb, rain a juu; as a noun, juu rain. (49) KALI; COOLY : marijuana (1) KALLALOO : a dark, green leafy vegetable, very nutritious and cheap. From combination of English curse or cuss, and Twi kasa kasa-to dispute verbally (7) KATA : a roll of cloth or vegetation placed on top of the head to cushion the skull from the weight of a head load. (5) KAYA : see ganja (4) KETCH UP : grapple (28) get in a fight (29) KETCHY-CHUBY : 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." (29) KEMPS : a little bit, a tiny piece, from skimps. (5) KIN TEET : "skin teeth" to laugh at someone or give them a plastic smile, sometimes used derogatorily as in "A little kin-teet bwoy." (29) KISS ME NECK! (5) KISS TEET : to kiss one's teeth or to suck one's teeth is to make the very common hissing noise of disappoval, dislike, vexation or disappointment. (5) KOUCHIE : bowl of a chalice or chillum pipe (1) KRENG-KRENG : an old-fashioned meat rack, hung up high over the fire to catch the smoke. Ecstatic dance for the purpose of communicating with ancestors. From Twi akom-to be possessed and ana-by an ancestor (7) L ABA-LABA : to chat, gab; gossip. (5) LAGGA HEAD : Dumb acts as if you have no common sense. "yu dam Lagga head bud" (14) LAMBSBREAD : a form of high-quality marijuana (1) LARGE : respected (6) LET OFF : pay out (28) LEGGO BEAS' : wild, disorderly, like a let-go beast. (5) LICK : To hit (13) LICKY-LICKY : fawning, flattering, obsequious. (5) LIKKLE : little (29) LILLY BIT : little bit, tiny. (5) LION : a righteous Dread (1) a great soul (2) LIKKLE MORE : see you later (2) (TOO) LIKKY-LIKKY : title given to those who like to eat any food they encounter , without discretion (6) M AAMA MAN : a gay person, an effeminate man, a weakling (6) MAAS : n. Now freed from its class origin; a respectful form of address to an older man. (7) chill out, be by ones self for a while (24) MACCA : thorn, prickle. (29) MACCA BACK : boney fish used to make fish soup (29) MADDA : mother (6) MAFIA : big-time criminals (1) MAGA DOG : mongrel (4) MAGA : thin (2) (from meagre) (5) MAMPI : Fat or overweight (13) MANACLES : chains (11) MANNERS : under heavy discipline or punishment. for example when Kingston is under "heavy manners", they have a curfew or call out the army. (10) MARINA : a man's undershirt, guernsey; a tank-top style. free black warrior-communities which successfully resisted British hegemony during eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. From Spanish cimmaron- untamed, wild (7) MASCOT : denoting inferior status (2) MASH IT UP : a huge success (1) MASH UP, MASH DOWN : destroy (1) MASSIVE : respected (6), used with LARGE to add emphasis MATEY : mistress (12) MEK WE : Let Us. Ethiopian nobleman who rallied his troops to resist Italian aggression.
Defeated Italians at Adowa 1896 (7) MONKS : amongst. MENTION : Talk of the town, originally talk of the females signifying someone with many female conquests MR. (49) MUS MUS : a rat (4) MY BABY MOTHER/FATHER : the mother/father of my child (1,6) MYAL : n. a form of benign magic oposed to Obeah, hence myalman. Emphatic as in "Me nah do that" (7) NANA : midwife; nanny or nurse.
(5) NANNY GOAT : "What sweet nanny goat a go run him belly" is a cautionary Jamaican proverb which translated means: What tastes good to a goat will ruin his belly.