Patois Words Dictionary


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 W. If you don’t see a term, tell us and we’ll put it up.

whappen: what’s happening, what’s up,a greeting to what’s going on
white liver: It is used to describe a woman with a very high sex drive. In often cases a woman of East Indian decent is given this label as there is a myth that they have a high sex drive.
wa mek: how come, why
wha ah gwan: whats going on
wanga: want to go
walk bout: A person who is seen everywhere. A person who likes to go everywhere but home.
walla walla: disorganized, dirty, muddy
warra warra: used to avoid swear word
wata: water
watchya: watch this
watchy: a guard
whey: where, what
whe day: the other day, in days past
whites: Jamaican white overproof rum
wholeheap: a lot
winda: a window
wine: the motion of winding ones waist
winjg: thin, sickly
wuk: work
wood: male genitals, male

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