Chinee – Chinese
Caca – Faeces,
Cacahole – Insult, Asshole e.g. “ You is ah cacahole ah what”
Cacada - Little bit of money
Caca roller – Scarab beetle, dung beetle
Calaboose - Jail
Call Dat George – Finished; the end of the matter
Calpet – Tap, To slap someone behind the head
Calypso – A musical and lyrical comment on any subject, usually composed for, but not limited to, the Carnival season
Calypsonian – One who sings calypsos
Calypso Tents – Small calypso concerts featuring calypsonians and comedians held during the Carnival season.
Carib – one of the major Amerindian tribes that inhabited Trinidad, local beer http://www.caribbeer.com/
Cargoo – Feelin’ very tired, a sickly person, not as active as they usually are e.g. “how yuh lookin’ cargoo so..”
Carnival – A two day pre-Lenten festival celebrated right before Ash Wednesday. In Trinidad and Tobago the carnival season kicks off with fetes and parties (W.A.S.A fete, Fire fete, etc) … throughout the duration of the season there are also: Calypso tents, Steelband competitions, Calypso competitions, Carnival King and Queen, Extempo Competition, Soca Monarch, Groovy Soca Monarch, Chutney Soca Monarch, Groovy Chutney Soca Monarch Calypso Monarch, Kiddies carnival, Jouvert, Dimanche Gras ….the list goes on… all culminating to the parade of the carnival bands on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
Catch – Usage:
Catch one’s nenen- To suffer great hardships
Catch one’s royal – To be in major trouble
Catch one’s skin - To be in trouble
Catch a malkadee – Epileptic fit
Chack – Any sort of cold or sickness
Channa – (East Indian origin) chick peas or garbanzo beans
Chamkay – (East Indian origin) To walk with style. To twist and gyrate the body, especially the rear end when walking. E.g. She eh play she could chamkay nah!
Chap up - Cut up
Chek-a-chek or shek-a-shek – House lizard
Cheups- steups - Suck your teeth in disgust
Chickeechong – A small kite made with a page from your copy book (exercise book); also, refers to the small bubble made from a balloon.
Chile - Child – e.g. “Chile, when ah tell yuh ……. ”
Chili bibi – A children’s snack made from a mixture of ground parched corn and sugar
Chinee – Chinese
Chinee – Chinese
Chinkee or Choonkie- Tiny portions of anything
Chinks – To give sparingly, e.g. “Man, yuh chinksin with the food yuh give meh ”
Chulha – (East Indian term) Open air stove, fireside
Clout – Slap – e.g. “Ah give him a good clout in he head”
Cock -ah-roach - Cockroach
Congo sant – To be bad-mouthed or malicious
Chook - To stab with a pointed object.
Choonks – Term of endearment [also Choonksin, Choonkaloonks, Choonksey]; like sweetheart.
Chupedee (chupid) – stupid- [also stupidie].
Cockup -Used like ‘skinup‘ with parts of the anatomy, eg “He cockup he foot.” [= he put his feet up].
Colgate – Any brand of toothpaste
Cokey-eye – Cross eyed
Corbeau ( Cobo) – Local Vulture
Corbeau pee on meh – bad lucky e.g. “Boy, like corbeau pee on meh, ah cyah get ah wuk at all”
Cuff - To punch someone
Cut eye – To look menacingly or disapprovingly at someone
Commess – Mix-up, confusion
Compère – Male godparent
Confuffle – Confuse, e.g. ” Doh confuffle meh mine wid dat story ”
Confuse meh mine – Confuse me
Conk out – Broken, stopped working, e.g. “De washing machine conk out.”
Coocoorachel (cocorachet) - A small local bird normally seen busily flitting in and out of houses, giving rise to the term…”Yuh busy like a coocoorachel.”
Coonoomoonoo (also Cunumunu) – A Stupid person, a gullible person – someone who is easily fooled
Cosin – Showing off e.g. “look how she cosin wit’ she man”
Coskel – Outlandish taste in clothing, decor or style, overdressed
Country bookie – A person from the countryside who does not go to ‘Town’ (see Town) often.
Coz – cousin
Craft – A girl, e.g. “Dats ah nice lookin’ craft over dey.”
Crapaud smoke he pipe - Things are pretty bad for him
Creole food - Local Trini foods, such as pelau, callaloo, peas n’ rice etc.
Cuff - Hitting with a clenched fist
Cush cush – A provision similar to yam and the size of a potato.
Cuss upside down – Getting a proper cursing
Cutlass – Machete
Cujon (coo-yon) – Stupid
Cut tail – To give or get a beating
Cyah – Can’t
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