Speak JA


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

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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Dulcimer "Peaches" Robothom