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Hawaiian

[huh-wahy-uh n, -wah-yuh n] /həˈwaɪ ən, -ˈwɑ yən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Hawaii or the Hawaiian Islands.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Hawaii or the Hawaiian Islands.
3.
the aboriginal language of Hawaii, a Polynesian language.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; Hawaii + -an
Related forms
pro-Hawaiian, adjective
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Examples from the web for hawaiians
  • In the traditional cultures of the hawaiians and the polynesians, rat was a common food.
  • hawaiians hollowed the trunk to form drums, containers, or even small canoes.
British Dictionary definitions for hawaiians

Hawaiian

/həˈwaɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Hawaii, its people, or their language
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Hawaii, esp one descended from Melanesian or Tahitian immigrants
3.
a language of Hawaii belonging to the Malayo-Polynesian family
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Slang definitions & phrases for hawaiians

Hawaiian

noun

A kind of marijuana (1990s+ Narcotics)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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