- Eat and wipe mouth like fowl (phr): Do something wrong, but quickly cover up the evidence. (French a fowl’s habit of wiping food off its beak). Do all your naughty things, but cover up your tracks. (Haynes 1987:64)
Eat and wipe mouth like fowl is another popular slang I heard growing up in Trinidad and Tobago. I have lived in the United States for 20 years now, and every time I travel back to Trinidad and Tobago, I have to reacquaint myself with the words and phrases that have evolved.
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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer