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 B. If you don’t see a term, tell us and we’ll put it up.
baas: boss, sometimes used like the North American slang “bro” or “Chief”
babylon: police, any establishment
back-aff: back off, take off
Batchidally: See Skettel
backative: backing, support, buy in
bak chat: back talk
backside or baxside: bottom or buttocks, used as a curse term
backsiding or baxsiding: beat up, beating, whipping
badda: bother, extremely bad person
badmine: jealous or having grudge
bafan: clumsy, awkward
bait: someone who trash talks and never delivers
bakra: overseer, superior, from the slavery term “back raw” from being whipped by the slavemaster
baldhead: anybody without dreadlocks, accepting the establishment
bandooloo: dishonest or dishonesty
bangarang: disturbance, noise
bankra: a big basket
bashment: a party
bat: a moth
bata: any cheap shoes, the name is derived from the popular but inexpensive brand of shoes called Bata.
batta: batter or battered, most frequently used to refer to battered fruit.
battabout: loose woman or something that has been around the block
bawn back a cow: a term used to describe being stupid.
bawn-ya: born here. Used to describe been born in Jamaica
batty: bottom or buttocks
battybwoy: a homosexual male
bax juice: box drinks, small box drinks that is popular in Jamaica
beg: Please for, to ask
bigga: bigger, Also a popular pet name
big up: a phrase which is used as accomplishment or praise to someone
bissy: cola nut that is sometimes dried and used as medicine.
bling bling: diamonds, jewelry
blackheart man: used to describe some one who is a hooligan or a rascal
bly: to give a chance, giving some a break
bonafide: an orginal, something that is sincere
boonoonoonoos: pleasant, nice
boops: a sugardaddy
boopsie: a woman that is being well kept by a sugardaddy
booguyaga: not worth anything. low class
Booyaka: A term used to emulate the sound of a gun shot salute. It is used in a celebratory tone.
brawta: a gift, bonus, above expected. It is the Jamaican equivalent of “a baker’s dozen”
Bredrin: Friend, Brethren, Brother
bringle: being angry, upset
brinks: sugardaddy, having plenty money
browning: light skinned woman of African descent.
bruck out: wild, out of control.
bruck up: break up, battered, broken
bubu: nose naat (snot), an unintelligent person
bull bucka: butts heads with a bull, referring to someone who is a bully
bullah: a round Jamaican gingerbread
bun: burn, a Jamaican cake eaten mainly at Easter time, doing something with some expectations but getting nothing in return
bus: revealing a secret
Boottu: a loutish, vulgar person
Bumbo / Bumbo Clot – Swearword derived from a woman’s sanitary napkin.bunks: a nap or sleep at someone house. Catch a likkle one bunks
bad bad bad: very bad situation. extreme issue
bad mine: carrying a grudge
bad mout: bad mouth, to speak bad about someone, gossiping
bad wud: bad word
badda badda: bother bother, to constantly bother someone where it becomes annoying.
badderation: a big problem
baggy: panty, child’s underpants
ball an chain: strict control
bammy: a cake made of cassava eaten frequently with fish
bandooloo (bandulu): a swindle or racket
bangarang: commotion or noise
batty rider: mini shorts pants
bawl: to cry, a ball
bawl out: crying out
bax: to be slapped in the face, a box
bax juice: a boxed drink
beeny: small or tiny
ben dung: bending down
Ben Johnson day: the day before pay day
bench an batty: a term use to describe two people who are rarely seen without each other, inseparable. This term is derived from the relationship ones bottom (batty) has to their chair (bench).
Bendun maaket: a roadside market
big tings a gwan: big things are happening
big up: hello or my regards
bickle: Food. Most often use as “likkle bickle”
black out: power outage
blouse an skirt: an exclamation similar to “Wow”
blow wow: an exclamation similar to “Wow”
blue drause: sweet potato wrapped in banana leaf an boiled- see recipe
BOAL: Jamaicans.com short hand for Bust Out A Laff
bobbo dread: broom selling dreadlocks
bogle: The dance bogle was named after and by its inventer the late popular Jamaican dancehall icon Gerald (AKA ‘Bogle’ or ‘Mr. Wacky’)Levy.
booguyaga/buguyaga: low rate, worthless, low class
boonoonunus: plentiful, beautiful
Boops: this is the term used to describe a man who financially supports a woman but gets nothing in return
boopsie: a well kept young woman
boots: a condom
Boun fi: sure thing to happen, must happen
box cover: an exclamation similar to “ooh goosh”
breda anancy: The name of the main character of the Jamaican folklore stories of the man-spider named Anancy/Anansi. The stories can be traced back to Africa. See stories now!!!
Breadfruit: a fruit that is boiled or roasted
breda: brother, friend
bredrim: brethren, friend
breed: being pregnant
brinks: a boops or sugar daddy
brook lac: Brooklax the laxative, the name used for any chocolate laxative
brought upsi: being brought up good mannerism
brownin: brown skin girl
bruck out: bad or unruly behavior
bruk: broke. Having no money
Bruk up: Break up
brukins: an occasion where food is served.
bubu: dunce or nose naat.
buff out: buldging
bugga: cheap sneakers.
buk shot: an exclamation
bulla: a jamaican cake made with sugar and ginger.
bully beef: corned beef
bumpa: car bumper or big buttocks
bumptious: a ruffian
bush: the country
bush docta: a herbalist
bush tea: tea made from herb
buss-out: burst out
Busta: a small molasses candy which is named after Jamaican National hero Six Alexander Bustamante Jamaica’s first Prime Minister
butoo: a low class person, to act low class
butooish:to act like a low class person
butterfly: jamaican dance movement where the legs move like a butterfly
buuf: a term that describes someone getting insulted