jab jab

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a patois dialect, originally from French diable (devil)

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

jab jab (plural jab jabs)

  1. (Caribbean) A person dressed up as a devil-like character, in Caribbean carnivals, who carries a whip in hand that is used to hit other devils with.
  2. (Caribbean) The devil as represented in a costume