Under Bamboo Trini Slang

Trini Phrase: Under Bamboo

A Hindu couple were declared, in Trinidad and Tobago to be “married under bamboo“, and the union had no constitutional standing whatsoever.

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Chupid

Trini Phrase: Chupid

In Trinidad, the adjective chupid is used all the time in situations of great consternation. This week the pandemic Corona Virus (COVID-19) has highlighted the lapse in leadership and chupidees in our midsts.

Negre Jardin Trinidad Carnival Costume

Trini Phrase: Negre Jardin

With the exception of a few fights between rival bands or Negre Jardins…the masqueraders were, on the whole, more amusing than anything else.

Merikan

Trini Phrase: Merikan

A group of black settlers and their descendants who fought with the British against the United States in the war of 1812, were called Merikans.

Maharajin. Sexy Maharajin

Trini Phrase: Maharajin

Don’t cry, maharajin. You is a good woman! As he came up the steps he shouted. ‘How you feeling these days, maharajin? Is me, Chittaranjan, the goldsmith.’