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Jamaican Creole[edit]


Borrowed from Spanish pereque.[1]


  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹɛˌkɛ/
  • Hyphenation: pre‧keh
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  1. confusion, scandal, trouble
    Synonym: mix-up
    What a prekeh! Yuh nuh hear wah gwaan dung deh?
    What a scandal! Haven't you heard what's happening over there?
    • 2017, Miss Kitty, “Hell, fire and bangarang”, in The Jamaica Star[1], archived from the original on 17 October 2020:
      “What a prekeh! Bangarang time again inna Jamaica! Unuh know seh when election inna di air, tingz nuh normal! []
      What a scandal! It's controversy time once again in Jamaica! You all know that when it's election season, nothing is normal! []

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Richard Allsopp, editor (1996), Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage, Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, published 2003, →ISBN, page 453