noun \kə-ˈhü-nə\

Definition of KAHUNA

:  a Hawaiian shaman
:  a preeminent person or thing :  big gun <the industry's big kahuna, with … 57 percent of the market — A. E. Serwer>

Examples of KAHUNA

  1. <a big kahuna at a Hollywood talent agency, he's got the fancy car to prove it>

Origin of KAHUNA

First Known Use: 1875

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

Rhymes with KAHUNA


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