C – Pidgen English

Call
To be beckoned by unseen forces. Juju is usually implied e.g. dem dey call you?

Carry dey do
Behave badly

Chief
Titled Chief, Compound chief Council chief

Chin-chin
Fried bits of pastry served as appetiser. See Small chop

Chop
Food 2. Income 3. Bribe 4. Embezzle money e.g Dat Oga chop belle-full bifor e retire

Chop bottle
Threats to an opponent e.g. you dey chop bottle? (literally – eat glass)

Chop life
Enjoy life

Chop money
House keeping allowance

Chop mouth
Kissing

Christmas goat
Sweat like a pig e.g. which one you dey sweat laik Christmas goat. (the goat is nervous Christmas approaches)

Chuk
Prick or Stab e.g Why you chuk me naif?

Close eye
Grin and bear it e.g close eye drink dat medicine ojare

Colo
Loose ones mind e.g. Dat guy dey Colo

Compound
Fenced off enclosure usually containing houses

Condemn
Spoilt beyond repair e.g. see how she juss condemn the moto

Congo-meat
Cooked snail

Corner-corner
Illegal

Correct Correct
Extremely good

Country paper
Passport

Country People
Nationals (of that Country)

Cry blood
Threat

Cut and sew
Tailor

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