: a person who is not of Maori descentespecially: a white person
Examples of pakeha in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebWaititi noted that pakehas were the ones most likely to complain about his depiction of Maori life.
Dan Kois, New York Times, 19 Oct. 2017
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