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hapa haole

adjective ha·pa hao·le \ˌhä-pə-ˈha-lē, -(ˌ)lā\

Definition of HAPA HAOLE

:  of part-white ancestry or origin; especially :  of white and Hawaiian ancestry
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Origin of HAPA HAOLE

Hawaiian, from hapa half (from English half) + haole
First Known Use: 1919

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