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Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases.

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Pidgin English Words starting with "L"

Labu: Bell bottomed trousers.

Lahila Hilalau! : Oh gosh!

Lai: Lie.

Lai lai: Not in a million years. Also Lai lai to lai lai.

Lait: 1. Light 2. Electricity e.g. NEPA don commot lait again.

Lakuli!: Oh my word!

Lama: Cow.

Land: Arrive e.g. e don land

Land you slap: Threat meaning I will slap you face e.g I go land you slap o! Also Wipe and Tear you slap.

Lanko: Guinness stout drink. Also called Odeku.

Lap: Carry someone on your laps during ride in a car or bus.

Las Gidi: Lagos.

Lasu: Lagos State University.

Last year tori: Old news.

Launch: Use newly brought item for first time.

Learn work: Do apprentice.

Lef: Leave.

Leg no dey comot: Someone who seems to always be present e.g. dat bobo leg no dey comot church.

Leg no dey house: One who goes out too much. Also Waka about and Waka waka

Leg no dey stay one place: 1. Restless 2. Constantly moving about.

Legedis Benz: Derived from Mercedes Benz. Denotes one without a car who 'legs it' everywhere.

Legle: Sit spread eagled

Leg-xus: (Derived from Lexus). Someone who walks everywhere because they don't own a car. also see Footron.

Leke leke: Type of bird. Cattle Egret

Lepa Shandy: Slim (skinny) girl

Let my people go: Result that is barely above the pass mark in examination.

Level: Eat and finish a substantial amount of food. E.g. See as e level di eba.

Like play like play: Before you knew it. Also - No do no do.

Light: Electricity power supply.

Listen well well: Pay good attention.

Load:Eat too much E.g. E juss load poundi finis come dey ask for eba.

LOC: Local organising committee. Usually formed to run a major sporting event.

Local champion: A provincial super star.

Lokito: Uninformed and not travelled.

Lookery: Looking at things one's eyes are not supposed to see.

Long leg: Well connected. e.g. na long leg e use enta dat school

Long throat: Greed. Also Lagga throat.

Love in Tokyo: Excessive public show of affection by couple.

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