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Trini Talk Today: Mauvay Langue

  • Mauvay Langue, mauvaise langue (n): Critical, slanderous talk. (French mauvaise ‘bad’ + langue ‘tongue’).  A person who says malicious, gossipy or slanderous things.
    • I find both appalling and disgusting..the pettiness that sees a sinister plot behind every move the brand new government makes.  The mauvaise langue, vicious and calculated to damage reputation and character.

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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Lime Lingo: Huff

  • 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)

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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Trini Talk Today: Toot Bagai

  • Tout Bagai, toot bagai,  tout bagaille (pron):  Everything; all sorts of things. /tut bagai/ (<French Creole tout ‘all’ + bagai ‘thing’).

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

Featured Image by Jimmy Ofisia on Unsplash