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Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases.

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Pidgin English Words starting with "J"

Ja: Run away.

Jab: 1. Profession 2.Place of work.

Jack: Read seriously especially for examination.

Jaga-jaga: Haphazard

Jaki: 1. Very hard worker 2. Worker being taken advantage of.

Jaku-jaku: Carelessly put together.

Jagbajantis: Nonsense

Jaguda: Crook.

Jam: 1. Collision, especially cars. 2. Meet up see also Block.

Jam bodi: Rough bodily contact.

Jamb: Joint Admission and Matriculation Board. Body in charge of University entrance in Nigeria who organise a yearly entrance examination.

Jambite: Freshman in Nigerian university.

Jambito: See Jambite.

Jambress: Female freshman in Nigerian universities.

Jandon: London.

Jankara: 1. Market in Lagos 2. Fake products.

Janglova: 1.Merry-go-round. 2. Playground swing

Jara: Extra helping. Also Fi si.

Jare: See Ojare.

Jazz: Nonsense. e.g Ol' boy why you dey talk Jazz laik dat?

Jedi Jedi: Piles.

Jeje: 1.Gentle. 2. Polite. 3. Up standing individual.

Jejeli: Adverb of Jeje meaning Gently.

Jibiti: Fraudster. See 419.

Jiga: Parasitic worm infestation on legs or foot such as Guinea worm. See Baba Jiga.

Jim-jim: Over zealous.

Jin jin jin: Party.

Jinta: Crook.

JJC: Johnny juss come. Slang to denote a Nigerian who has just returned from abroad especially after a long absence.

Jo: Please; Yoruba word.

Jogba: 1.Trickery 2. Gambling. Urhobo word.

Join: Board a bus.

Joke na joke: This is no longer funny! Also - If na joke stop am!

Jollof: Paella like dish of rice made with tomatoes, peppers and spices. A Nigerian party dish.

Joint: 1. Watering hole where food and drinks are sold.

Judge: Say ones side of the story in a dispute.

Jugunu: Rough neck.

Juju: Black magic.

Jump up pee: See Koko ise trousa

June 12: 1. Date election result was annulled in Nigeria. 2. Fraud 3. Election malpractice.

Jungle city: Ajejunle. A rough part of Lagos.

Juss: Just.

Juss dey patch am: Just surviving

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