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kahuna

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noun ka·hu·na \kə-ˈhü-nə\

Definition of kahuna

  1. 1 :  a Hawaiian shaman

  2. 2 :  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

Hawaiian


First Known Use: 1875

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