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Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases.

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Pidgin English Words starting with "F"

Fabu: 1. Unlikely tale. 2. Tall Tale

Fa fa fa foul!: 1. That is totally objectionable.

Face to face: Rooms rented to families which all open onto a long corridor. Also Room and parlour.

Face yua front: Face forward.

Fada: Father.

Fain: See Fine.

Fain-fain: Completely.

Fain for face: Pretty face.

Faif: Five.

Fait: Fight.

Falcons: Nigerian national female football team.

Fap: Steal. Also Tap or Tapping.

Fashie: 1. Ignore 2. Forget.

Fawul: Fowl.

Faya: Fire.

Feferity: 1. Showing off 2. Pretending to be classy.

Felele: 1. Light plastic football. 2. Neighborhood in Ibadan

Fence: Exclude.

Festac: (Acronym for Festival of Arts and culture) Name of large estate in Lagos originally built to house participants of the arts festival and later sold to members of the public.

Fiam: At lightening speed e.g See as the car overtake us fiam.

Fillage: Village.

Fine fine: Extremely well.

Firee cinema: 1. Public fight especially one in which clothes are torn off. 2. Free public spectacle 3. See through clothes.

Find me something: Give me a bribe.

Find my mouth: To extract a comment.

Find my trouble: Get on one's nerves.

Fine: 1. Beautiful person or object 2. Alright.

Fine boy connection: Handsome lad.

Fi si: See Jara.

Fit: Possess ability to carry out task.

Fly: 1. Jump across a fence e.g the tief fly di fence fiam. 2. Jump across open drainage gutter.

Fly your polo: Wear shirt with collar turned up. Also- Fly your shirt.

FOC: Free of charge.

Follow fight: Fight with.

Follow-follow: One easily lead.

Follow laugh: Laugh with.

Follow play: 1. Play with. 2. Joke with e.g. I bi yua age wey you wan dey follow mi play?

Fone: Derived from Phonetics. To speak in a foreign accent e.g. why you dey blow fone?

Food is ready: 1. Buka 2 Wording of sign placed in front of Buka 3. Food is being served.

Fool pass garri : Extremely foolish

Footron: Derived from Citroen. One who has no car and goes everywhere on foot. See Legedes Benz and Trekeez.

For: 1. From. E.g. Comot for road. 2. At e.g. Na for Tombo bar I see di booze man.

Forbid: Have an aversion to certain foods e.g. I dey forbid goat meat on Sundays. Usually related to Juju.

For life: No chance in a million! See lai-lai

For where?: Impossible See Whosai

Form fool: Fool around.

Foto: Photograph.

Four-o-four: 1. Peugeot 404 2. Cooked dog meat i.e. the dogcatcher needs to be fast to make the kill

Four one nine: 1. Advance fee fraud 2. Cheating 3. Deception.

Four to six: Children's birthday party. Usually lasts from 4pm to 6pm.

Fren: Friend.

Fren-fren: Favouritism.

Front: Presence e.g Who born am to talk dat nonsense for mai front

Frovlem: Problem.

Fufu: Dough like meal made from hot water and either cassava or plaintain flour. Usually served with soup

Fun won ton: Meaning - Give dem finish. 1. To make a memorable entrance. 2. Dress very well.

Full ground remain: Excess e.g. See how food full ground remain for the party. Shoo!

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