Definition of Jamaican in English:

Jamaican

adjective

  • Relating to Jamaica or its people.

    ‘lush Jamaican locations’
    ‘a Jamaican cop who refuses to play by the rules’
    • ‘Toby is an ex-public schoolboy, who lives in Brixton, talks with a Jamaican accent, and wears dreads.’
    • ‘We don't necessarily market ourselves as Jamaican, although that is sometimes unavoidable and sometimes desirable.’
    • ‘Manley, of Jamaican and British heritage, studied and gained artistic success in England.’
    • ‘As for the characters, they are so obviously Jamaican that no one could fail to realize where they come from.’
    • ‘Many of today's best-known Jamaican artists, including MacFarland and Kayiga, trained there.’

noun

  • A native or inhabitant of Jamaica, or a person of Jamaican descent.

    ‘we used to play soccer with the Jamaicans’
    • ‘This track served as a folk song to Jamaicans of the time because the story being told was so real to everyday life.’
    • ‘In 1944, with the granting of a new constitution, Jamaicans gained universal suffrage.’
    • ‘He was one of Garvey's most important contacts when the Jamaican first came to America in 1916.’
    • ‘Curiously, although Jamaicans are the largest group, professional dance is dominated by Trinidadians.’
    • ‘McGhie was a Jamaican who came to Canada in the late '60s and recorded this one funky soul reggae disc.’
    • ‘Young Jamaicans have been combining the best of U.S. hip-hop and UK dance culture for years.’

Pronunciation

Jamaican

/dʒəˈmeɪk(ə)n/