Kahuna definition

kəho͝onə
In traditional Hawaiian society, a person with specialized knowledge of ritual, agriculture, navigation, sorcery, etc.
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(slang) Any person or thing having larger-than-life power, authority, or repute.
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Sorcerer, magician or wizard.
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Priest of high rank, or often said of an expert in a profession, such as dentistry.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kahuna
Plural:
kahunas

Origin of kahuna

  • Borrowed from Hawaiian word kahuna (“a shaman or wizard”).

    From Wiktionary