ti·​ki | \ ˈtē-kē How to pronounce tiki (audio) \

Definition of tiki

: a wood or stone image of a Polynesian supernatural power

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Upon arrival, guests were invited to make their beverage choice from a large whiteboard menu by an outdoor, tropical tiki-style bar. Donna Erickson, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Try putting together a smoothie bar for your next summer party," 3 July 2019 The release of a Haunted Manson anything is often met with fans swarming the park, waiting seven-plus hours for a tiki mug or plastic figurine. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, "At Haunted Mansion 50th anniversary bash, Disneyland stays weird," 9 Aug. 2019 The extra space also means that this Uncle gets a bar area, complete with fancy cocktails (try the Rebirth of Slick with whiskey, Campari, passionfruit and tiki bitters), hard-to-come-by sakes and mocktails that go well beyond juice and soda. The Know, The Denver Post, "A second location of popular Denver ramen shop Uncle opens tonight in Washington Park," 16 July 2019 But Spain are still somewhat renowned for their tiki-taka style, and are still capable of outplaying any opponent if this tactic is used effectively. SI.com, "Euro 2020: Assessing the Early Favourites to the Win the Tournament Following the Nations League," 12 June 2019 The night before the car attack, the Unite the Right attendees marched on a statue of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia — the now-infamous tiki torch march. Zack Beauchamp, Vox, "Aubtin Heydari was nearly killed at the Charlottesville rally last year. This is his story.," 10 Aug. 2018 Spain, in turmoil from the start, was sent home in the round of 16, signaling the end of the tiki-taka tactics behind the country's title run in 2010. Rob Harris, Fox News, "No refuge from politics but France victory a fitting climax," 15 July 2018 And Spain has flogged its tiki-taka game of possession and passing to death and needs to find a new path to victory and without midfielder Andres Iniesta, who retired after Spain's loss to Russia in the first knockout round. John Leicester, chicagotribune.com, "With World Cup title, France could launch a dynasty," 10 July 2018 Initially, Brennan envisioned musicians just playing along the river banks surrounded by tiki torches. Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle, "Houston man splices together a record label," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of tiki

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tiki

Maori & Marquesan, from Tiki, first man or creator of first man

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