taupou

noun

tau·​pou
variants or less commonly taupo
tau̇ˈpō
plural -s
: a ceremonial hostess selected by a high chief of a Samoan village from the young girls of his household, elevated to a high rank, and charged with the formal reception and entertainment of visitors

Word History

Etymology

Samoan taupo

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“Taupou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taupou. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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