A – Pidgen English

A whole
As a title eg a whole managing director for dat matter.

Abeg
Please (from I beg)

Abi na wetin!
What is it?

Abi?
Is it not? Eg Abi no be so? (isn’t that so)

Acting big man
Deputy exercising power in the absence of the boss

Ah-ah
For goodness sake

Ajebota
Well off (literally one used to butter)

Alau him
Give him a break

All na
It is all a e.g All na wayo

All place
Everywhere

All Weda
Shoes worn all the time, come rain come sunshine

Am
Used in place of ‘him’ or ‘her’ in sentence e.g. ‘Warn am O!’

Any attempt!
Don’t even think about it!

Anyhow
Shoddy 2. Inappropriate

Area boys
Unemployed loitering youths

Area girls
Female Anopheles mosquitoes

Arrange yua sef
Make your own arrangements 2. Everyone for themselves

As
How

As for
That’s the way it is

Aunty
Any older female. Used when not on first name terms

Away
Foreign especially Europe and America

Away Baffs
Imported clothes especially designer lables

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