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haole

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noun hao·le \ˈhau̇-lē, -(ˌ)lā\

Definition of haole

sometimes disparaging

  1. :  one who is not descended from the aboriginal Polynesian inhabitants of Hawaii; especially :  white



Origin and Etymology of haole

Hawaiian


First Known Use: 1834


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