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JAMAICA DICTIONARY: H

Do all your Jamaican friends laugh at you every time you open your mouth and try to speak Jamaican? Jamaicanize your vocabulary here with our words that start with H
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hab: have
halla: holler, to cry out loudly
hackle: to constantly hassle or bother
haffi: have to
higgle: the act of haggling
him: he, her
hitey titey: very snobbish
hole: hold
hole yuh cahna: keep your position, retreat to your own turf. Used as an insult to put someone in their place
hot: pain, hurt, used as a turn to describe being hurt or feeling pain
hush: used as an expression of regret or to console someone
hush yuh mout: be quiet

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