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Gwan is a Pattwa' word, It is mainly a Jamaican term. It can mean two things to *go away or *what is going on
Go away - "Tell da boys dem fi gwan."
what is going on? - "Whatta gwan?"
ayon kay sacha ika-11 ng Mayo, 2004

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slang from Cork city in Ireland - short for "go on". The term made it's made to the Carribean while Irish slaves were shipped there in the 16th and 17th centuries. Slang Irish terms like this then made their way into the Carribean "patois", particularly Jamaica, where "gwan" is pronounced and used in exactly the same way as in Cork city in Ireland.
"Ah gwan ya langball ya"

"Please do go on about that wonderful event that you are informing me about."
ayon kay starchaser ika-06 ng Pebrero, 2004

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idiom: going on
wa gwan star?
ayon kay Anonymous ika-22 ng Agosto, 2003

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Guyanese word for "going on"
Aye wa' gwan
Hey what's going on
ayon kay Reeyah ika-23 ng Abril, 2006

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Irish slang for 'go on!'.

Used as an expression of enthusiasm.
Mrs Doyle ''Ahh, g'wan! G'wan, g'wan, g'wan g'wan!!''
ayon kay MonkeySwans ika-01 ng Pebrero, 2012

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Jamaican for "go on"
Jamaican: "Whatta gwan?"
ayon kay cErTiFiEd ika-03 ng Pebrero, 2005

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1.A word meaning going, i picked it up from a old movie called The Defiant Ones
1.I'm gwan to go home.
ayon kay EthanB. ika-30 ng Nobyembre, 2005

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