A type of calypso usually performed at carnivals, having a strong percussive element and compelling rhythms. Also: the refrain of such a song, typically comprising one or a few words sung as a response.
Out of control, wild. Chiefly in "leggo beast" (also lagobis) (derogatory): an animal that has got loose or gone wild; a person likened to this.
1940s. Representing a regional or colloquial pronunciation of let go, with assimilation of the consonants in the medial cluster.
1To relinquish one's grip on someone or something; to let go. Chiefly informal. In imperative.
2Caribbean In other parts of the verb, especially the infinitive.
Not found in any form corresponding to the present participle letting go.
3Caribbean To let out without restraint; especially to say (something) in an unrestrained, forthright, or abusive manner.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in ‘Mark Twain’ (1835–1910), author and lecturer (real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens). Representing a colloquial or regional pronunciation of let go, with assimilation of the consonants in the medial cluster.