Other Word Forms of Ukulele
Origin of Ukulele
Hawaiian ‘ukulele probably from ‘uku lele jumping flea (perhaps in reference to the movement of the fingers when playing the instrument) ‘uku louse, flea (from Proto-Polynesian kutu louse) lele to fly, jump (from Proto-Polynesian lele)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Hawaiian Ê»ukulele, from Ê»uku (“flea") + lele (“jump, jumping")
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