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Trini Talk Today: Obzocky

Obzocky ungainly and poorly dressed. Especially women that are fat and wearing conspicuously ill-chosen colours or clothing.

  • Obzocky, obsockie, obzokee, obsukky, obzoky, obzockie, upzuckie  (adj):  Unbalanced; awkward-looking; of ungraceful line or shape; of a batsman, not flowing or smooth. (Possibly Kikonngo  zakazaka ‘shaking’).
    • “Allyu only eatin’ ah set ah junk food like dem social bakes dey does call Pizza, an’ allyu still want to find out why allyu gettin’ fat an’ obsozky.” (Keens-Douglas 1984:87)

Trini phrases such as obzocky is an oral tradition meant to pass on the stories to the next generation. Other Trini phrases in the vernacular are Light CandleSprawl OffLimeMother-GiverFadaGoat Mouth.

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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