Rab - Obnoxious person, uncouth
Rag Up - To verbally insult and/or make a fool of someone. He rag up d lil girl oui.
Raff - To grab suddenly
Ragadang - Broken down
Rage - The latest fashion
Rain must fall - Said when any inevitable situation happens
Raise - A loan
Rake and scrape - The action of accumulating change lying around the house, no matter how insignificant, to purchase something; e.g rake and scrape to buy de blender.
Ram cram - Packed to capacity, e.g. "ram cram like sardines in a can".
Ramjam - (Also: Ramcram) Packed to capacity; e.g The fete was ramjam with people.
Ramsack (ransack) - To search through every part of, to search for plunder, chaotic condition.
Rap - Talk
Ratch - To arrive at an answer or end result using dishonest or dubious means
Ratchafee (ratchefee) - A made up kind of job; a scheme
Razzy - Unkempt
Redman - A light skinned person, usually a mixture between European and African ancestry
Reverse back- To reverse, as in: "Ah reverse back meh car.
Rounders - Playing around, cannot make up your mind- as in going a place or not; e.g. Doh give meh no seta rounders nah, man.
Road March - Most popular calypso played during the carnival festivities
Roucou (Oucou) - Annatto, red colouring derived from the achiote tree.
Roti - East Indian dish made with flat baked dough resembling a tortilla served with curried beef, chicken, goat, shrimp or other meat with curried potatoes, onions, bodi, ochros, pumpkin, mango, etc. Types: Paratha, dhalpurie, dosti, and sada.
Royal - Usage: To catch one's royal - to be in a lot of trouble
Rude - "Nasty", sexually explicit, vulgar; e.g Rude Boy.
Rumpfle - Ruffled or wrinkled
- Like he put he iron on rumpfle this morning.- His clothes look wrinkled.
Rum Cork - A hard drinker, alcoholic
Rummie - A hard drinker, alcoholic