1. (W.I., Jam.) any black person from a race other than West Indian; thus in combs. coolie royal (East Indian) and joc./derog. jackass-royal, monkey-royal.
|Harder They Come 225: Why you t’ink Elsa would want a monkey-royal raas like you? [Ibid.] 227: Coolie-Roy, an inordinately handsome coolie-royal boy with a very sweet mouth and impeccable manners.|
2. (W.I., also Chiney-Royal) a mixed black/Chinese person.
|Harder They Come 152: You see [...] dah Chiney-Royal bwai in de corner?|
3. (US black) a West Indian.
|(con. 1900s–20s) Juba to Jive.|
4. (W.I., Trin.) the buttocks [fig. use of sense 1; in this case the physical ‘lowness’ of the buttocks].
|All-America Sports Mag. Jan. [Internet] I’ll kick her nervy royal out o’ here.‘Executioner’ in|
(W.I.) to have no money.
|Foreday Morning (1989) 143: It don’t take plenty to make a tief. All you have to do now is have a fellar catching his royal, and can’t get a work noway, and bam! By the time he make two rounds he bounce something somewhere.‘Calypsonian’|
(W.I.) very drunk.
|Dict. Carib. Eng. Usage.|