haole

noun

hao·​le ˈhau̇-lē How to pronounce haole (audio)
-(ˌ)lā
Hawaii, sometimes disparaging + offensive
: one who is not descended from the aboriginal Polynesian inhabitants of Hawaii
especially : white

Word History

Etymology

Hawaiian

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of haole was in 1834

Dictionary Entries Near haole

Cite this Entry

“Haole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haole. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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