from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. New Zealand A New Zealander of European descent; a non-Maori New Zealander.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Among the Maoris, a white man; a foreigner.
Maori Pākehā; perhaps akin to pakepakehā, pākehakeha, imaginary pale-skinned beings.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)