a traditional Hawaiian feast, usually with entertainment
Origin of luauHawaiian
An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment.
Origin of luauHawaiian lū'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).