Padna - Trini for "homeboy" used by older Trini males.
Pallet - Frozen lolly
Panchayat (pan-cha-it) - Serious talk or family discussion
Panty man - Girly man
Papa Bois - (Folklore figure) The old man of the forest, protector of the animals and the trees. http://www.triniview.com/TnT/Folklore.htm
Papa yo! - Exclamation of surprise
Parang - Traditional Spanish influenced music played during Christmas time with lyrics heralding the birth of Christ; traditionally sung by paranderos who went about from house to house, but now it is commercially sung by parang bands. Paranderos - Parang singers and musicians
Papesy - Lacking in flavour, colour or character (from: pap= soft)
Parlour - Little cafeteria where snacks and drinks can be bought Patisah (pah-tee-zah) - To be biased Payap - Great confusion or bacchanal
Piarco - The international airport in Trinidad Picka - (Picker) thorns, e.g. Doh touch dat rose bush. It have real picka
Pappyshow - Making fun, making a fool out of
Patois - Broken French language, used by natives since the French lived in Trinidad- still spoken in parts of the country, e.g. Paramin Village
Paw-Paw - Papaya, a tropical fruit.
Paw Paw Ball - A sweet made from the papaya
Pelau - Rice-meat-peas dish
Pen - To corner (perhaps this one came from the fact that we house domestic animals in a pen; e.g. pig pen, cow pen or goat pen.
Pennacool - A sweet coloured ice that is sealed in a cylindrical clear plastic wrapping. These come in a variety of colours and flavours. There is also a variety made with milk.
Pesh - Money
Petit Careme - (Patois) The short, dry spell which occurs during the height of the rainy season - usually in September
P.H. driver - A driver who illegally uses his private car as a taxi (in T&T vehicles carry license plates which start with the letters P, H, R or T: P= private car; H= hired car, a Taxi or bus; R= Rental car and T stands for Transport, usually trucks or vans, etc.).
Picong - see fatigue: Picong (or Pikong) - To insult in a jesting manner; to ridicule, to poke fun at someone's shortcomings
Piper - Person who abuses drugs, drug addict
Piping - To do drugs
Pissin' tail - A person of no class or importance Pitch black - Very dark (e.g it pitch black out here oui!) Pitch oil - Kerosene
Planass - To beat somebody with the flat side of a cutlass
Playing it cool - To take it easy
Playin' social - Someone who pretends to be of higher social strata than they are
Plounce - To seat oneself in a not too decorous manner
Poum (or Pompce) - Silent flatulence Poohar - Stupid Popo - A baby
Pot Belly - A large belly
Pot houn'- A mongrel, also a person who is not up to par in his particular field (also called a shit hound); e.g. -He playin' football like ah real shit hound.
Pong - Pound
Pong' an' ah crown - (literally: Pound and a crown) A lot of money; e.g. Dat car cos' meh a pong' an' ah crown, oui.
Prim-prim - An overtly proper and formal person, impersonal and distant
Pueffen- Tail (meaning 'ass'), e.g. Take dat in yuh pueffen. Pull- To get along with somebody, e.g. “Me and he doh pull. (We don't get along)
Puna Short for the town of Tunapuna
Puncheon - Homemade rum of very high potency
Pushy - To show off, e.g. He too pushy.
Pwatik - (East Indian derivative) Customer