Episode 3: Dingolay

  • Dingolay (v): Twists; turn; gyrate /dingole/. (Kongo dyengula ‘agitate the waist in dancing’and possibly <French dégringoler ‘tumble; fall down’).  Display yourself in a boastful or pompous manner. Dance with fancy elaborate movements.
    • De sweet music make everybody want to dingolay (Baptiste 1992)

Want to learn another Trini slang?  Then click Trini for an alphabetical listing of all the slangs.


Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer

 

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