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- (Barbados) The sound produced by sucking air between the teeth, expressing displeasure, incredulity, etc.
- 1970, Frank A Collymore, Notes for a glossary of words and phrases of Barbadian dialect:
- There is the small effortless chupse of indifference; the thin hard chupse of mere disdain; the long, liquid, vibrating chupse which shakes the rafters and expresses every kind of defiance."
- 1972, Edward Samuel Maynard, Endogamy Among Barbadian Immigrants to New York City:
- What was apparent, however, was a certain apologetic attitude such as "he's an American (chupse) but he's all right."
- 1990, Harry S Pariser, The Adventure Guide to Barbados:
- The "chupse," a sound formed by sucking in the air between one's teeth, may convey disgust, boredom, frustration, or a combination of all three.
- 2006, Willi Chen, Under the Perfume Tree:
- A child's sucking of his teeth, known classically as a Bajan "chupse", when done in response to a parent's order to do something...
- (Barbados) To produce such a sound.
- 1973, Caribbean Artists Movement, Savacou:
- But Elmina only chupse and say, "But Grandma, I like James, though. I can't help it, I like he bad...
- 1991, Timothy Callender, It So Happen:
- His mother chupse and reach for her pocketbook. "I going give yuh," she say, "And I going wait and see what happen."
- 1994, Peter Morgan, The Life and Times of Errol Barrow:
- Whenever he did get this message Crawford would 'chupse' and say, "That mad man upstairs? Man, don't pay him no mind."