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.’

Quito-quito

Trini Phrase: Quito-Quito

Quito-Quito is a phrase used synonymously with BEHIND GOD BACK especially in reference to where someone lives.

Morta and Pestle

Trini Phrase: More In Mortar Than Pestle

When police shoot police, it has more in the mortar than the pestle. Indicating that there is more than appears on the surface.

Chickichong Kite

Trini Phrase: Chickichong

A Chickichong is a small round or rectangular kite usually made from paper, with a paper tail. It is not to be confused with it’s larger sibling the Mad Bull.