jumbie

jum·bie

English syllables. 2014.

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  • Jumbie — is a term akin to a Black ghost. Whereas Western culture sees a ghost as a white misty figure, jumbies are imagined as dark shadowy figures. This phenonemon is widely believed among the English speaking Caribbean states that were colonized by the …   Wikipedia

  • jumbie — Guyanese Creole Ghost …   English dialects glossary

  • jumbie — n. ghost, spirit (term used in the Caribbean Islands) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jumbie — [ dʒʌmbi] noun W. Indian an evil spirit of a dead person. Origin from Kikongo zumbi fetish …   English new terms dictionary

  • jumbie — noun see jumby …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jumbie Jamberee — is a calypso song written by Lord Intruder (Winston O Conner). [http://www.calypsoworld.org/noflash/songs 13.htm History of Zombie Jamboree ] In 1953 Lord Intruder released the song as the B side to Disaster With Police .… …   Wikipedia

  • jumbie-bean — tikroji baltva statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mimozinių šeimos dažinis, medieninis, pašarinis, pluoštinis augalas (Leucaena leucocephala), paplitęs Meksikoje ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Leucaena leucocephala angl. horse tamarind; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • jumbie bead — noun West Indian tree similar to Ormosia monosperma but larger and having smaller leaflets and smaller seeds • Syn: ↑jumby bead, ↑Ormosia coarctata • Hypernyms: ↑necklace tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Ormosia, ↑genus Ormosia …   Useful english dictionary

  • jumbie bird — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moko jumbie — dancers in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. A moko jumbie (also known as moko jumbi or mocko jumbie ) is a stilts walker or dancer. The origin of the term may come from Moko (a possible reference to an African god) and jumbi , a West Indian term …   Wikipedia

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