This is a glossary for some Jamaican terms/phrases (patois) I may use from time to time. Let me know if there’s any you would like to add or amend by emailing me: shey [at] sheysmith [dot] com.

bunn: a way of denouncing something in a not so happy way.

bush: forest or jungle.

dat: that.

fimme: mine. Pronounced “fimi”.

juk: to poke or prick. Pronounced “jook”.

macka: a thorny plant, or the thorns themselves.

thump: to punch or to hit, also to beat down. Pronounced “tump”.