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Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases.

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Pidgin English Words starting with "O"

O!: Placed at the end of sentences for emphasis and effect E.g. I go broke bottle for yua head O!

Oba: Traditional ruler. Also Olu, Ovie and Sultan.

Obey the wind: Skinny, Very underweight individual.

Obioma: See Mobile tailor.

Obito: 1. All night wake.

Objectiv: Multiple choice examination.

Obobo canda: Light skinned person.(Derogatory).

Obodo: Homestead.

Obokun: 1. Cat fish 2. Mercedes Benz limousine

Obrokotor: Obese person.

October rush: Frantic chasing of female freshmen (Jambitoes) in Nigerian universities by senior male students.

Oda: Other.

Odeku: Large bottle of Guinness stout.

Odu: Shady business.

Odudoof: (Derisory) Overweight individual.

Ofofo: Yoruba word for Gossip.

Oga: Person in charge. Also Oga pata pata.

Ogbele o!: Goodness gracious! See Ye pa!

Ogboju: Bluff your way through. See Bold face.

Ogbologbo: Old hand

Ogbono: Soup made from ground Ogbono seeds, crayfish, beef, dried fish, okra, spinach and pepper.

Ogi: Pap made from corn. Also Akamu.

Ogogoro: See Apketeshi.

Ojare: Said at the end of sentences for emphasis. E.g Comot for road Ojare!

Oje marina: Big lie.

Ojoro: Cheating.

Ojuju: Masquerade.

Okada: 1. Name of Nigerian Airline. 2. Motor cycle taxi. See By air.

Okirikpotor: 1. Eczema. 2. Dermatitis.

Okpetu: 1. Trouble 2.It has happened!

Okporoko: Stork fish.

Okrika wake up: Second hand clothes. Also Gorgio Amadi.

Ol'boy: Yo my man.

Ole: Theif. Also Teif.

Olodo: Dunce.

Olofofo: Gossip ( Yoruba word). Also Tatafo and Amebo

Olopa: Police officer.

Omi ni polish: Patent leather shoes.

Omo: 1. Child 2. My friend 3. Popular detergent powder.

Omo ale trousa: Literally means Prisoner's trousers i.e. Trousers that barely reach the ankles. See Jump up pee. Also called Michael Jaskin.

Omolanke: Labourer for hire who carries goods in a large custom made wooden wheelbarrow.

Omoge: Fine girl. Also Chinani, Chickito, Gboyen, Si si and Babi.

Omota: Ruffian or rude boy.

One day one day: One of these days. Used as a warning for those involved in dodgy acts e.g One day one day monkey go go market e no go come back meaning everyday foe the thief one day for the owner.

One kain: Odd E.g Dat guy dress one kain.

One thousand and four: Popular block of flats in Lagos Island.

Onioburu: Night soil man. Also Agbepo.

Opaks: Worthless.

Opari: It is finished.

Opeke: Good looking girl. See Omoge.

Open eye: 1. Wise up. 2. Become sexually active.

Open mouth: 1. Talk e.g Abeg no open mouth laik dat.2. Astonishment e.g Ol' boy, the way dem spray money nyanfu nyanfu for dat party, Omo na so I open mouth.

Open ya sense: Use your intelligence.

Operation: Armed robbery.

Operation sweep: ( Defunct) Special police anti-crime task force.

Opkor: Juju.

Opon: Yoruba word for prominent forehead. Also Crash helmet.

Oppressor!: Owner of big car.

Orenj: Orange.

Osa straight: Molue. Literally means Straight into the lagoon. Called so because of accidents involving Molue Buses plunging into the lagoon in Lagos.

Otopiapia: Rat poison.

Over-graduate: Postgraduate student. (As opposed to undergraduate).

Overs: Overseas.

Over stone: Disallowed goal when stones are used for goal posts and the ball goes directly above the stone.

Ovie: King.

Owambe: Yoruba word meaning it is there, denoting a lavish party with live music.

Owo: Urhobo soup made from palm oil, dried meat and fish, crayfish, potash, pepper, cassava starch and Egidije. Also called Oil soup.

Oyinbo: 1. Caucasian 2. English 3. Big English words.

Oyoyo: 1. Good times 2. Jollification.. See Ariya.

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