Wahine definition

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(hawaii) A Polynesian woman.
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(slang) A woman surfer.
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A Polynesian woman, esp. of Hawaii.
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Origin of wahine

  • Hawaiian from Proto-Polynesian fafine

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

  • Maori wahine (“woman"), from Proto-Polynesian *fafine.

    From Wiktionary