luau

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English[edit]

Performers at a commercial luau

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Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian lūʻau. Replaced earlier paina (from pāʻina) and ahaaina (from ʻahaʻaina).

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Noun[edit]

luau (plural luaus or luau)

  1. An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment.
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press, published 2012, page 13:
      Other Americans and Europeans also made their way into court, drawn by its brilliant pageants and lavish lū‘au, or feasts.
    • 2014 July 7, Hermione Hoby, “Mike Myers: why I made a film about supermensch Shep Gordon”, in The Guardian[1]:
      MM: No secrets for him because he's the king of Hawaii. And so he said, "Do you want to come to a luau with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Whoopi Goldberg?"

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Further reading[edit]

  • Wikipedia-logo.svg lūʻau on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Pukui, Mary Kawena; Samuel H. Elbert (1986), Hawaiian Dictionary, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, →ISBN, p. 214

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

luau m (plural luaus)

  1. luau (elaborate Hawaiian feast)

Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

luau

  1. third-person plural of lua
    ei luau
    they take