lanai

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See also: lānai, Lanai, and Lānaʻi

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Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian lānai.

Noun[edit]

lanai (plural lanais)

  1. (chiefly in Hawaii) A Hawaiian-style roofed patio.
    • 1953, Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye, Penguin 2010, p. 22:
      ‘If they vomit in the lanai, that's for the butler to handle.’
    • 2007 March 11, Tracie Rozhon, “To Have, Hold and Cherish, Until Bedtime”:
      In Honolulu, Nancy Peacock, an architect, said her clients increasingly requested “punees,” as daybeds are known in Hawaii — sometimes on the lanai, the covered porch of the house.

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