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Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases.

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Pidgin English Words starting with "E"

E: 1. He 2. She.

E Dey hard It is a rarity e.g E dey hard make Saturday night meet am for house.

E don do: It is enough.

Eagles: See Super Eagles.

Eba: Meal made with garri and hot water. Usually eaten with soup with bare fingers of right hand. See Garri.

Econs: (Abbreviation of economy) Stingy. See Tight hand.

Edikang Ikong: Traditional Efik soup made with beef, stock fish, snails, crayfish, periwinkle, peppers, pumpkin leaves and onions. Usually served with pounded yam or Fufu. Folklore has it that when an Efik maiden prepares this dish for a man she steals his heart away.

Effa: Ever.

Efritin: Everything.

Egbe: Fool.

Ego: Money.

Egunje: 1. Bribe or 2. Kick back..

Eh?: 1. What? 2. What!

Eh-eh: 1. No 2. Not at all.

Eh-yah:1. Sorry 2. What a pity 3. How touching

Ehen?: So what?

Ehen: Is that so.

Ejika ni shop: Tailor walking on the street with his portable sewing machine on his shoulder. Ejika ni is Yoruba for "shoulder is". See Obioma.

Enjoi: Enjoy.

Eko: Lagos

Eniwe: Anyway.

Enta: Enter.

Enta road: 1. Get out of control. 2. Drive car into the streets.

Enta market: 1 Go crazy.

Enta trouble: Get into trouble.

Esusu: Thrift society where members contribute a monthly sum into a pot and then take turns in collecting the total sum. Also-Moni of by turn - by turn.

Essenco: Abbreviation for term 'essential commodities' i.e. Milk, Sugar, and Salt.

Everyday everyday: Daily

Everywhere tinted: Wearing really dark sun glasses. See Bones and Shaded up.

Ewa: Beans.

Ewa Agoyin: 1. A kind of beans 2. Street hawkers who sell cooked beans.

Expo: 1. Leaked examination question paper. 2. Contraction of exposed

Eye glass: Spectacles.

Eye go come down: Come back to reality.

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