- It’s the same behaviour, Horn like fire, I
can’t take it nolonger, You know I nearly dead with Tabanca. (Sparrow “A Sailor Man” 1957, in Rodman 1971:217)
- Very infatuated; passionately in love. She got you
In Trinidad, tabanca is used to highlight weakness or infatuation with anything in particular. You could have ah curry tabanca, carnival tabanca the love of anything curry and the deep depression one feels after the Trinidad Carnival season is over.
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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer.