The definition of a vahine, often spelled wahine in Hawaii, is a Polynesian woman.
An example of vahine is a woman of Tahitian descent while a wahine is a woman of Hawaiian decent.
a Polynesian woman, esp. of Tahiti
Origin of vahineTahitian, woman from Proto-Polynesian an unverified form fafine from source Hawaiian and Maori wahine: see wahine
Variant of wahine