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Term Definition
dahn de Country

phrase

1. to head eastwards toward St. George's

SEE ALSO

Up de country

Dark N' Stormy

beverage

1. the Bermudian national drink: Black Seal Rum & Gingerbeer

SEE ALSO:

Black, black rum, Gosling's, Barrit's, Gingerbeer

De

/de/

1. the definite article

2.the Bermudian pronunciation meaning the

"de treefrogs de kiskadees, de lizards and de roosters"

De Arts

verb phrase /dee- ahrtz/

1. Martial arts

"Be ccareful don! My boy knows DE ARTS!"

 

De Base

place /dee-beys/

1. the US Naval Air Station Bermuda (Kindley Field), was located on St. David's Island, Bermuda from 1970 to 1995, on the former site of Kindley Air Force Base. It is currently the site of Bermuda International Airport

SEE ALSO:

NOB

De Battery

place 

1. the fort ruins in the rear of St David's Cricket Club  

De Bird Cage

place /de-burrd-cayj/

1. Bermudian landmark on front street

2. where policemen used to stand and direct traffi

"ya ya just turn off by DE BIRD CAGE by Goslings""

De Block

place /de-blok/

1. the backatawn section of Court Street

SEE ALSO:

court street, backatawn, spinning wheel

De Channel

noun /chan-l/

1. a dredged strip of seabed that makes way for Bermuda's shipping  and cruise lanes

De College

place /cah-lid j/

1. The Bermuda College in Paget 

De Curve

place /de kurv/

1. Curving Avenue in Pembroke

"ya mon, I stay rahn DE CURVE"

SEE ALSO:

backatawn, Frizzles,  court street

De Cut

place /dee-cuht/

1. the water entrance into St George's harbour.

2. Cut Road, St. Georges

"Ay you vanna go finish out DE CUT?"

SEE ALSO:

St. George‚Äôs, St. Joe 

De Deal

verb /de-deel/

slang

1. what is going on?

"Ay buh wha's DE DEAL today?"

2. you know how things work

"Dun act wuffless, you know DE DEAL"

SEE ALSO:

deal wif, deal

De Dump

place /de-duhmp/

1. Pembroke waste facility in north hamilton 

"Go ova durr bie, you smell like DE DUMP"

SEE ALSO:

bakatawn, TCD, Frizzles

De Flagpole

place /dee-flayg-pohl/

1. the flagpole on front street at the bottom of Burnaby hill

"ya mon, meet you at DE FLAGPOLE den guyz go Cairo"

SEE ALSO:

front street, tawn