Wt/jam/browning

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Patwa[edit | edit source]

Variety

Root 1

Jine up outta: brown + -ing.

Sound

  • IPA: /ˈbɹɔʊ̯nɪn/
  • bruck up: brow‧ning

Noun

Wt/jam/browning

  1. One black woman who fa complexion nuh dark dark.[1]
    Example
    Psst! Browning! Sexy dawta! Yuh nuh hear big man a call yuh?

Said family

Haffi mention

Root 2

Jine up outta: brown + -ing.

Sound

  • IPA: /ˈbɹɔʊ̯nɪn/
  • bruck up: brow‧ning

Noun

browning

  1. Supn weh yuh put inna food fi gi di food caramel flavour an' mek di food colour brown.[2]
    Example
    Dis waan likkle supn. Put een likkle browning.

Proof

  1. The Construction and Representation of Race and Ethnicity in the Caribbean (Mervyn C. Alleyne), 2002, ISBN 9789766401795, page 225
  2. Bun in the oven? (Krysta Anderson), 2019, in The Jamaica Gleaner‎