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Trini Phrase: Huff

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  • Huff (v): Steal especially take before anyone else can take it.
    • She wanted to “huff” the little money her ex-husband had and take it back to the USA with her. (Bomb 9 Nov 1990:25)

Trini folklore such as Papa Bois is an oral tradition meant to pass on the stories to the next generation. Other Trini phrases in the vernacular are If Crab Could Walk, Jhorts, Sprawl Off, Doux-Doux, Kote-si-Kote-la.

Want to learn another Trini slang?  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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3 thoughts on “Trini Phrase: Huff”

  1. jimmcphersonformayor2018 – Jim McPherson has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Concordia University and a Bachelors of Journalism from Carleton University. He is a former councillor known for his hard work and standing up for all citizens in the Municipality of Meaford. Jim has worked in both the private and the public sector, with experience in land development, fund-raising, health care and retail. He and his wife Karen have two boys – Jeffrey and Edmund. He currently enjoys working as a school bus driver.

    For a budding blogger this is a gorgeous site. And I really like the word “huff” and am looking forward to using it in this context.

    1. Kirt Morris – I am a traveller, wanna be foodie, soccer fanatic and budding blogger with 18 years of experience in the information technology and marketing technology space. Originally from Trinidad & Tobago, now sheltering in place in Maryland, USA.

      Thanks Jim for the kind words. Let me know the reaction of your peers when you use it for the first time.

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