hapa haole


ha·​pa hao·​le ˌhä-pə-ˈhau̇-lē How to pronounce hapa haole (audio)
: of part-white ancestry or origin
especially : of white and Hawaiian ancestry

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hapa haole was circa 1916

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Cite this Entry

“Hapa haole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hapa%20haole. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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