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What does YAAD mean in Jamaican?


  1. What does YAAD mean in Jamaican?
  2. What does Bomba mean in Jamaican?
  3. What does Jah No star mean?
  4. What is Bumbaclarts?
  5. What does Fiyah fi dat mean?
  6. What does Piff Ting mean?
  7. How do you respond to Wagwan?
  8. What is gwan?
  9. What does ss st mean?

What does YAAD mean in Jamaican?

Yardie (or Yaadi) is a term often used, particularly within the Caribbean expatriate and Jamaican diaspora community, to refer to people of Jamaican origin, though its exact meaning changes depending on context. The term is derived from the Jamaican patois for home or "yard".

What does Bomba mean in Jamaican?

Bombo (or bumba) likely comes from West African words like the Fante bumbo, referring to the vulva but likely similar to the English bum, or “butt.” Clot (or claat) is cloth, in keeping with Jamaican English, which often drops a TH sound for a hard T (e.g., fit instead of fifth).

What does Jah No star mean?

lol. "Jah Knoa (know) Star" is used when 1 is stressed out/cant bother. "YU DUN KNOA" is said in conclusion when it is assumed that the other person is aware of what you are talking about.

What is Bumbaclarts?

Often you will be told bumbaclart has no actual meaning. However, several sources say it does have a meaning which is the equivalent of 'toilet paper. ' This is said to be derived from bumba (posterior or bum) and claat (cloth) ie something you wipe your posterior with.

What does Fiyah fi dat mean?

0. Interjection. An expression used to signify disapproving judgment of an act or thing by calling down or wishing hellfire on the target of disapproval.

What does Piff Ting mean?

an attractive personPiff Ting. Someone who is considered an attractive person.

How do you respond to Wagwan?

A usual response to wagwan can be nagwan, or “nothing's going on,” (i.e., not much). No matter how you say it, small talk is universal, it seems. Wagwan can also be used grammatically within a statement rather than just a stand-alone greeting (e.g. I never know wagwan on The Bachelorette).

What is gwan?

West Indian. Go on, or going on.

What does ss st mean?

language note: The form SS or SS. is used as the plural for meaning [sense 2]. 1. St is a written abbreviation for street. St is a written abbreviation for saint.



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