Tiki Definition

tēkē
tikis
noun
In Polynesian mythology, the first man, or the god who creates him.
Webster's New World
A wooden or stone image of a Polynesian god.
American Heritage
In Polynesia, a representation of an ancestor, god, etc., often a small sculptured figure worn as an amulet.
Webster's New World
adjective
Of or relating to a decorative style characterized by bamboo, palm fronds, tiki figures, and other popular representations of Polynesian culture.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Tiki

Noun

Singular:
tiki
Plural:
tikis

Origin of Tiki

  • From Maori tiki.

    From Wiktionary

  • Maori

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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