haole

noun
hao·​le | \ ˈhau̇-lē How to pronounce haole (audio) , -(ˌ)lā \

Definition of haole

Hawaii, sometimes disparaging + offensive
: one who is not descended from the aboriginal Polynesian inhabitants of Hawaii especially : white

First Known Use of haole

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haole

Hawaiian

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“Haole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haole. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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