haole

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian haole.

Noun[edit]

haole (plural haole or haoles)

  1. (Hawaii) A non-Hawaiian, usually specifically a Caucasian.
    • 1946, Armine Von Tempski, Bright Spurs (page 122)
      I had never known any haoles except Elmer and Marks and they were ice cold affairs. Everyone was always glad when their twice-a-month visit was pau. The very island seemed to sigh with relief []
    • 2009, January 18, “Lois-ann Yamanaka”, in This Man Is an Island[1]:
      And the white guy who ate Rice-A-Roni with butter was the haole who didn’t speak pidgin or eat real rice.
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, p. 27:
      Commerce was flourishing in the kingdom and the rising merchant class was made up largely of haole rather than Hawaiians.

Anagrams[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

haole

  1. foreigner
  2. Caucasian
  3. Englishman, Englishwoman, American

Verb[edit]

haole

  1. (stative) foreign
  2. (stative) Caucasian, white
  3. (stative) English, American
    ʻōlelo haole — English language