aloha

interjection

alo·​ha ə-ˈlō-ˌ(h)ä How to pronounce aloha (audio)
ä-,
-(h)ə
used as a greeting or farewell

Word History

Etymology

Hawaiian, from aloha love

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aloha was in 1820

Dictionary Entries Near aloha

Cite this Entry

“Aloha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aloha. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

aloha

interjection
alo·​ha ə-ˈlō-ə How to pronounce aloha (audio)
-ˌhä;
ä-ˈlō-ˌhä
used to express greeting or farewell
Etymology

from Hawaiian aloha "love"

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