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A Caribbean patois word, of West African origin
duppy (plural duppies)
- A Duppy is an evil spirit or ghost that is first referenced in Jamaican folktales and later mentioned in those of Barbados. It often appears in the form of a dog barking or howling through the night. Another folktale says that Duppies live in the buttress roots of silk cotton trees. Also used as an insult to White people.
- See also Wikisaurus:ghost