hapa haole

adjective
ha·​pa hao·​le | \ ˌhä-pə-ˈhau̇-lē How to pronounce hapa haole (audio) , -(ˌ)lā \

Definition of hapa haole

: of part-white ancestry or origin especially : of white and Hawaiian ancestry

First Known Use of hapa haole

circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hapa haole

Hawaiian, from hapa half (from English half) + haole

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The first known use of hapa haole was circa 1916

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“Hapa haole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hapa%20haole. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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