Tac Tac – Large black stinging ant
Tacte (tac-tay) – Over ripened fruit, close to spoiling, with black spots on it, e.g. “Da mango tacte, doh eat it”
Tabanka - Love sick; feeling of loss when a relationship is over; e.g. “She is havin’ a tabanka.”
Tankalanka – (Said in a teasing tone of voice) Trouble; e.g. “Tankalanka! Yuh mudder will beat yuh for this.”
Tanty - Aunt
Tatoo (Tatu) – Armadillo e.g. “man, de dog an’ dem pen de tattoo in ah hole dey …..” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armadillo
Tea - Any hot drink – could be tea, coffee, or chocolate milk, etc.
Three line – Cutlass, machete
Tihzic - Dazed and confused
Tight – Drunk
Titty-vay – To waste time or stir up trouble
Tobago love – Disguising one’s feelings of attraction or love from the other person.
Tonneh!- (Patois) An exclamation of surprise
Too Bad – Meaning “very good”; e.g. “He could play de violin too bad.”
Too besides – Besides which
Too-tool-bay or Tootoolbay – Confused state; in a daze; also head over heels (in love); the euphoric feeling a persons gets when infatuated.
Tooroopchal – ( East Indian origin) Card game similar to All Fours – also called Hang King or Coat.
Tot tots – Female breasts
Touloum or Tooloom – A sweet made with molasses and coconut
Tourises – (Tobago slang) Tourists
Toute Baggai – (Patois) Everything; e.g. “When he lef she he take toute baggai, includin’ de fridge.”
Tout’moon (Toute le monde) - (Patois) Everybody
Town – Another name for Port of Spain, e.g. “Driver, yuh goin dong town?”
Tringum – Chewing gum
Trinidad time – Because Trinis are noted for their lateness and lack of punctuality, this means “anytime”
T.T. – Trinidad and Tobago currency, as in “Does this cost $1.00 T.T. or $1.00 U.S.?”
Twenty four hours - A type of tree dwelling lizard
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