Patois Words Dictionary

JAMAICA DICTIONARY: T

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 T
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T
tallawah: impressive
tan: stay (a so him tan = that’s how he is)
tea: any hot drink including coffee, hot chocolate, cerasee and tea
tegareg: someone of no class, uncouth, a hooligan
tek: take
teh teh/te te: used to describe someone who is obsessed with something or practices an excess of something. For example a “Phone Teh teh” loves to talk on the phone.
ticky ticky: small fish that is common in many gullies and rivers in Jamaica
ting: thing
too nuff: too boastful, an inquisitive or nosy person
trace: to quarrel
trash ‘n ready: to look trendy
tree: Three
trickify: someone who is a trickster or tries to play smart.
tump: thump, to hit. Note in most cased you will hear “tump down” which is an agressive use of the word “tump” with “down” used to more violence was used.

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