Da-kine definition

(Hawaii, slang) That; it; that thing.
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(Hawaii, slang) The kind of thing we're discussing (a shibboleth)
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Origin of da-kine

  • From the kind. It is a lexicalization of a voiced dental fricative having become a plosive and the plosive of the nasal + consonant termination having been dropped, both of which are common developments in many slang registers of English, such as AAVE.

    From Wiktionary