trini slang

Lipay Cow Dung

Trini Phrase: Lipay

Floor washing -lipay- with gobar cow-dung is still done is some ordinary houses, but the special treatment of cows and bulls with a herbal mixture pakheba is almost forgotten.

Bus Carbide

Trini Phrase: Bus Carbide

While growing up in Mayaro, my grandparents neighbour was a welder by trade. His children frequently used to bus carbide during the holiday season.

Whe-Whe The Game based on Dreams

Trini Phrase: Whe-Whe

The abominable Whe-Whe is in full operation for many weeks in the Chinese quarter (Upper French Street) of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.

Trinidad Boboli

Trini Phrase: Boboli

A Boboli in Trinidad and Tobago is typically a person who allows another to beat him up, misuse him or make a fool of him.

Gossiping - Lady with hand over mouth

Trini Phrase: Maco

In Trinidad and Tobago, the term “maco” is widely recognized and refers to someone who is excessively curious and always meddling in other people’s affairs. As a result, it has become a cultural symbol representing both positive and negative aspects of Trinidadian society. This post delves into the term’s origin, its common usage, and the …

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