JAMAICA DICTIONARY: M (Jamaica)

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JAMAICA DICTIONARY: M

Published Mar 1, 2001

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

ma'ama man: a man who is effeminate, a man who is consider weak
madda: mother
macka, maka: thorns
macka tree, maka tree: thorn tree
matic: automatic weapon/automatic gun
marina: sleeveless undershirt
mas: master
mascat: a mascot, taken for a fool
mampie: a derogatory term used to describe a fat person
mampala: a derogatory term used to describe a half man/half woman
mash up: to destroy, tear down, break up
maskitta: mosquito
matey: mistress, the "other" woman
mawga: meagre, skinny
mawning: morning
mek: make
mekhace/mikhace: make haste, hurry up
memba: remember
Mr. Mention: A who has many girlfriends. Ladies man. A man who is the talk of the town.
mi: my, mine
mine: look out for, mind
mo: more
mon: man
montel: a man who is a playboy
mo' time: see you later
Mout-a- massy: someone who talks to much. A gossip.
mud up: confusing
Muss Muss -ugly or not up to standard.

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Jane Doe
Jan 10, 2014 6:04am [ 1 ]

What about 'mel' as used in the sentence, "Ah have no fear dat anyting wi mel him". Context clues lead me to 'trouble' or 'mess', but I just want to be sure.

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