a traditional Hawaiian feast, usually with entertainment
Origin of luauHawaiian
An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment.
Origin of luauHawaiian l&umacron;‘au, young taro tops, feast (at which taro tops are served).
Hawaiian lÅ«Ê»au. Attested 1856 in the Pacific Commercial Advertiser.
Replaced earlier paina (from pÄÊ»ina) and ahaaina (from Ê»ahaÊ»aina).