Definition of Trini in English:

Trini

noun

West Indian
  • A Trinidadian.

    • ‘‘Pork,’ he said, ‘accounts for one quarter of all meat consumed by Trinis.’’
    • ‘Oh, for all the Trinis who read here and who might not know it already, Trinidad and Tobago beat Barbados 3-2 to become the third team from th Caribbean to go on to the Gold Cup.’
    • ‘There have been innuendoes about our Prime Minister seeking to assist some of our Caribbean brothers first and ignoring certain Trinis of a particular ethnic background.’
    • ‘This is what crime thrives on - fear among the wider population, forcing law-abiding citizens to cower, to ‘live in jail’ as we Trinis say, or to be in a permanent state of nervousness.’
    • ‘A Trini by adoption, in the course of my Caribbean travels I've acquired honorary citizenship in several other islands.’
    • ‘Now he runs a Caribbean record shop in partnership with a Trini, and worries more about his absent wife than about such gritty matters as guns, perps, and drugs.’
    • ‘Having said that, I need add that while we Trinis give with our hearts to our Caribbean brethren, there is little reciprocity, and that creates a lot of ‘bad blood’ between us and our neighbours.’
    • ‘I was on radio a number of times during the week explaining what would take place, but as usual, Trinis hear only what they wish to hear.’
    • ‘Still, knowing how Trinis are afraid of jail and death and bullets, I feel reasonably sure that if we do have violence it would be in the form of bottle-pelting and stone-throwing.’
    • ‘Dozens of Trinis of all ages and races gathered for the second semifinal round to listen to the singers passionately present their singles and view the dancers ‘busting’ their moves.’

Pronunciation

Trini

/ˈtrɪni/