- How do you say what’s up in Jamaican?
- Do Jamaicans say bless up?
- What is gwan?
- How do you say shut up in Jamaican?
- What is Bigup?
- What does licky licky mean in Jamaican?
- How do you say liar in patois?
- What does Bigging you up mean?
- What does Big up the Mandem mean?
- What does Fiyah fi dat mean?
- What should you never say to a Jamaican?
- What does Bigging yourself up mean?
‘Wah Gwaan’ This is probably the most well known Jamaican greeting and was even used by US President Barack Obama during his inaugural visit to Jamaica. Wah Gwaan is a casual greeting to enquire how somebody is or what’s up.
Bless up is used in Jamaica to mean, have a nice day, have a good day or have a blessed day.
West Indian. Go on, or going on.
Other English speakers may hear this word and wonder why they’re being told to shut up but for Jamaicans, “hush” is an expression of empathy and/or sympathy. The word is useful in many different situations such as comforting someone who is sick or grieving, or empathizing with someone facing a problem at work.
Definition of big-up (Entry 1 of 2) US slang. : to praise (someone or something) But “Thank You,” which big-ups the Lord, and “Greetings From NY,” which features his 12-year-old son, show Badlands focused on religion and home rather than thug life.—
You too Licky Licky. You Never Want a Jamaican to call you “Licky Licky” This is similar to beggy beggy but is usually in reference to someone who shows greedy tendencies and will quickly compromise their morals for material gain.
Jamaican Patwah – Liad: (translation : Liar) A person who… | Facebook.
verb bigs, bigging or bigged. (tr, adverb) slang to make important, prominent, or famouswe’ll do our best to big you up.
Mandem is UK slang for a group of men or people in general, like one’s crew, boys, or mates.
0. Interjection. An expression used to signify disapproving judgment of an act or thing by calling down or wishing hellfire on the target of disapproval.
Here are some of the things you never want to hear a Jamaican say about you.Mi Spirit Nuh Tek To Dem. Mi Spirit Nuh Tek To Dem. Yuh a crassis. In Jamaican parlance, crassis means that you are bad luck and they want nothing to do with you. Yuh too bad mind. Yuh ave no brothupsy. Yuh a get bun.
(slang, idiomatic) Present participle for to exaggerate the importance of. exaggerating. overstating.