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Hawaiian

[huh-wahy-uh n, -wah-yuh n] /həˈwaɪ ən, -ˈwɑ yən/
adjective
1.
of or relating 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 of Hawaiian
1815-1825
1815-25; Hawaii + -an
Related forms
pro-Hawaiian, adjective
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Examples from the Web for Hawaiian
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  • If we would touch the cause which lends attractiveness to Hawaiian music, we must look elsewhere than to melody.

    Unwritten Literature of Hawaii Nathaniel Bright Emerson
  • Grass widows is what the profession calls the Hawaiian ladies.

    Pipefuls Christopher Morley
  • Glad enough we were to land at Hilo—Hawaiian for "new moon."

  • We got to go to the Hawaiian Garden now, because it's the only place that's free!

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • In Hawaiian mythology, Pele was the goddess of volcanoes, and she and her numerous family formed a class of deities by themselves.

British Dictionary definitions for Hawaiian

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 Hawaiian

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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