alo·​ha | \ ə-ˈlō-ˌ(h)ä How to pronounce aloha (audio) , ä-, -(h)ə \

Definition of aloha

used as a greeting or farewell

First Known Use of aloha

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aloha

Hawaiian, from aloha love

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“Aloha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of aloha

used in Hawaii to say hello or goodbye

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