A small, independent island country in the West Indies (Caribbean). Originally a British colony and site of Port Royal, an important naval base and commercial center during colonial times. The country obtained independence from British rule in 1962. Currently famous for ganja, reggae music, the Rastafarian (rasta) religion, and jerk cooking. Home to a population of 3 million, the Bob Marley Museum, and some seriously frightening drivers.
Come to Jamaica and feel alright.
by hizaguchi April 21, 2005
An Island in the Carribean, although not the only Island it seems to be the only one that people know of, or that comes to mind when people suggest something about the Carribean.
Idiot: Hey, where are you from?

Me: The Carribean

Idiot: Oh yeah I went to Jamaica last year,

Me: No, not Jamaica, Barbados.

Idiot: Yh, I love Jamaica, it's great!

Me: I'm not Jamaican!

Idiot: then why did you say you were?

Me: I didn't, I said I was from the Carribean.

Idiot: Excactly, Jamaica.

Me: Barbados! *slaps round the face and walks of in irritation
by TheForgottenDracula November 3, 2012
Jamaica (/dʒəˈmeɪkə/ (About this soundlisten)) is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the Caribbean (after Cuba and Hispaniola).11 Jamaica lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic); the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands lies some 215 kilometres (134 mi) to the north-west.

Flag of Jamaica
Coat of arms of Jamaica
Coat of arms
Motto: "Out of Many, One People"
Anthem: "Jamaica, Land We Love"
Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"
Location of Jamaica
and largest city
17°58′17″N 76°47′35″W
Official languages
National language
Jamaican Patois (de facto)
Ethnic groups (20113)
92.1% Afro-Jamaicans
(incl. 25% mixed Irish Jamaican)12
6.1% Mixed
0.8% Indian
0.4% Other
0.7% Unspecified
68.9% Christian4
21.3% None
6.5% Other
(including African diaspora religions, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhism, and Jews)
2.3% Not stated
1.1% Rastafarian
I was born and raised in Jamaica
by King of JamaicanDefinitions 2 November 24, 2020
The Worlds Best And Most Famous Tropical Island The Best Country In The World

A Very Hot Country
Jaysmyn: Are You Goin To Jamaica This Summer ?
Lyn: Of Course Jamaica Is The Best Country In Da World
Jaysmyn: Dunn Knoe !!

Lyn: Big Up Jamaica !!
by JamaicanLuver July 4, 2009
A word to describe any female that is beautiful and makes your heart skip a beat just because you see her.
-Dude, I need to find me a Jamaica. But how do you know when you find her?
-If you can't keep your mind off her and you have a constant smile on your face because of her, you have found her.
by dickdiaper July 25, 2009
This word when shouted in The Castle School means to run at will mileson and tackle him to the floor, punch him in the face or just punch him in general and terrorise him.
"Jamaica!" **Everyone proceeds to kick the shit into William Mileson whilst calling his mum a fit pole dancer**
by Holly Mileson's Lover December 17, 2019