- in Polynesian mythology, the first man, or the god who creates him
- [t-] in Polynesia, a representation of an ancestor, god, etc., often a small sculptured figure worn as an amulet
Origin of TikiPolynesian: probably from Maori
- Tiki Mythology A male figure in Polynesian myth, sometimes identified as the first man.
- A wooden or stone image of a Polynesian god.
- A Maori figurine representing an ancestor, often intricately carved from greenstone and worn about the neck as a talisman.
Of or relating to a simulated or stereotyped representation of Polynesian culture characterized by bamboo, palm fronds, tiki figures, and tropical or exotic themes: a tiki bar; tiki drinks.
Origin of tikiMaori tiki Tiki, tiki Marquesan Tiki image, statue, tiki and Tahitian ti'i and Hawaiian ki'i image, statue
From Maori tiki.