boots

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buːts/
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  • Rhymes: -uːts

Noun[edit]

boots

  1. plural of boot
  2. (Jamaican, slang, plural only) A condom.[1]

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

boots (plural bootses)

  1. (dated) A servant at a hotel etc. who cleans and blacks the boots and shoes.
    • 1962, WH Auden & Elizabeth Mayer, translating JW Goethe, Italian Journey, Penguin 1970, p. 260:
      The old beggar ran up and down in his tattered toga, acting as both boots [transl. Hausknecht] and waiter.
    • 2001, Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys, New York: Scribner, →ISBN, page 411:
      The young man with Doyler, who indeed no longer worked at Lee's of Kingstown, but had advanced to a position of boots and bottle-washer at the Russell Hotel adjacent the Green, was looking uneasy. [...] The boots was sure.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ras Dennis Jabari Reynolds, Jabari: Authentic Jamaican Dictionary of the Jamic Language, Around the Way Books (2006), →ISBN, page 17

Verb[edit]

boots

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of boot

Anagrams[edit]


Jamaican Creole[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English boot.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /buːts/
  • Hyphenation: boots

Noun[edit]

boots (plural: boots dem, quantified: boots)

  1. Alternative form of boot.
  2. (slang) condom (male contraceptive)
    • 2014, Janelle James, Emotry: Self Expression (in English), page 32:
      I hear some of the lyrics "Yuh pum pum clean and ready,
      Suh mi dash weh di boots, And mi cum inna yuh belly
      Giddy up pon di cocky"

      Wha de rass.....? []
      I listen to some of the lyrics, "Your pussy is clean and ready[/perfect]. So I throw away the condom and I cum in your belly. Ride my cock. Giddy up!" What the fuck? []
    Me fling weh di boots cah me waan gi' you a baby.
    I got rid of the condom because I want to give you a baby.
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From English boost.

Verb[edit]

boots

  1. encourage, promote
    • 2012, Melville Cooke, “Story Of The Song: Boxing a musical contender”, in The Jamaica Gleaner[1]:
      “An mi nah boots no violence, but if it should go to one on one, if you put me an Beenie inna de ring, take off all we jewel and put we inna two boxing glove, mi kill him. No Rasta gyal cyaah fight de general. I don't wanna go there. []
      I'm not promoting any violence, but if there's ever a face off, and you put Beenie and me in the ring, take off all our jewellery and have us put on boxing gloves, I'll kill him. A Rasta girl can't fight the general. Let's not go there. []
    Mi nah boots no violence.I'm not promoting any violence.

References[edit]

  • boots – jamaicans.com Jamaican Patois dictionary