- (HAH-oh-leh) [Hawaiian: white person; foreigner] Among the Hawaiians of Polynesian ancestry, a Caucasian or whiteskinned person; the Hawaiian equivalent of gringo.
Dictionary of foreign words and phrases. Mary Varchaver and Frank Ledlie Moore. 2012.
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Haole — Haole, (pronounced: How leh) in the Hawaiian language, means foreign or foreigner ; it can be used in reference to people, plants, and animals. The origins of the word predate the 1778 arrival of Captain James Cook (which is the generally… … Wikipedia
haole — [hä′ō lā΄] n. [Haw, foreigner] in Hawaii, a non Polynesian, esp. a white person, or Caucasian: sometimes a term of contempt … English World dictionary
haole — hao•le [[t]ˈhaʊ li, leɪ[/t]] n. pl. les. usage: haole is usually considered to be a neutral descriptive term. However, it is sometimes used with disparaging intent, arising from a distrust of foreigners or outsiders. peo off sometimes disp. (a… … From formal English to slang
haole — noun Etymology: Hawaiian Date: 1834 sometimes disparaging one who is not descended from the aboriginal Polynesian inhabitants of Hawaii; especially white … New Collegiate Dictionary
haole — /how lee, lay/, n. 1. (among Polynesian Hawaiians) a non Polynesian, esp. a Caucasian. 2. (formerly) a foreigner. [1835 45; < Hawaiian: white person, (earlier) foreigner, foreign] * * * … Universalium
haole — noun A non Hawaiian, usually specifically a Caucasian … Wiktionary
haole — hao|le [ hauli ] noun count in Hawaiian English, a white person … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
haole — Hawaiian term for a Caucasian person … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
haole — hao·le … English syllables
haole — /hawliy/ White foreign person. International Longshoremen s & Warehousemen s Union v. Ackerman, D.C.Hawaii, 82 F.Supp. 65, 76 … Black's law dictionary