lu·au | \ˈlü-ˌau̇ \

Definition of luau 

: a Hawaiian feast

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The luau’s entertainment includes traditional and contemporary music and dance. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 Guests will enjoy Polynesian-island cuisine, including a Kalua roasted pig, tropical drinks and entertainment from the authentic luau performers Pride of Polynesia. Carolina Gusman,, "San Diego County restaurants start the season with summer specials," 21 June 2018 Paradise Cove in West Oahu was chosen as best luau. Jay Jones,, "Where is Hawaii's best beach or best luau? Find insider tips in Hawaii Magazine's 2018 'Best of the Best' issue," 14 June 2018 In April, Affleck threw the film’s cast and crew a traditional Hawaiian luau. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Spencer Pratt 'Starstruck' After Meeting Ben Affleck: 'This Is a Real Legend'," 28 May 2018 Affleck threw the cast and crew of the film a traditional Hawaiian luau the day before Hunnam was photographed frolicking on the beach. Stephanie Petit,, "Shirtless Charlie Hunnam and Garrett Hedlund Show Off Muscles on Barefoot Run in Hawaii," 13 May 2018 Luau organizers Sam Armstrong and John Otterson discussed the meaning of Hybritech and the importance of the luau in funding early stage researchers. Bradley J. Fikes,, "HybriToast for Hybritech, biotech funding, and neuronal cookbook," 10 May 2018 Max Well After Dark — The vegetarian restaurant Max Well (6101 Magazine St.) throws a luau to kick off its pop-up dinner series. Todd A. Price,, "11 tasty places to eat and drink in New Orleans: April 18-24," 17 Apr. 2018 Here, piña coladas are fresher (literally, the pineapples and coconuts are usually grown locally) and the sun sets late, just in time for a luau on the beach where fire dancers, music and barbecue make for some of the most memorable nights. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Just Back From...Maui, Hawaii," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of luau

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for luau

Hawaiian lū'au

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: a Hawaiian feast

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