pau hana

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian Pidgin English pau hana, from Hawaiian pau hana.

Noun[edit]

pau hana

  1. The time after work. It is considered a time for relaxation, informal socializing with friends and family, and enjoyment.
    • 2001, Kenneth Smith, Parables from Paradise (Chapter 3)
      With the last passenger off the bus, the driver hoists the sign, "out of service" and it is pau hana.

also means “long sleeve t-shirt” in Hawaiian.

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pau hana

  1. The time after work. It is considered a time for relaxation, informal socializing with friends and family, and enjoyment.