Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Hawaii A newcomer to Hawaii.

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  • n. newcomer, tourist

Etymologies

Hawaiian, stranger; akin to Tahitian manihini, visitor, guest, and Maori manuhiri, all perhaps ultimately from Proto-Polynesian *manu, bird (figuratively applied to humans).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hawaiian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Kahalaomapuana, alaila, ua hoopauia ko ke kaikamahine naau kaumaha, a komo aku la ka malihini e launa me ke Alii.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • Ihuanu penei: "E Ihuanu e! ke ike maopopo lea aku nei wau ano i keia manawa, aole e lanakila ana ko kakou aoao, a ma kuu manao paa hoi, e lanakila ana ka malihini maluna o kakou, no ka mea, ke ike maopopo aku la no oe, ua make loa ko kakou kanaka i ka welau wale no o koia la lima, ahona a kui maoli aku kela, lele liilii.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • May I open my remarks by pointing out that some malihini - some stranger - must be responsible for this cruel event?

    Charlie Chan Carries On

  • "For the malihini - the newcomer - yes," Chan smiled.

    Charlie Chan Carries On

  • With long powerful strokes he drew away from the malihini breakers to dare the great rollers beyond.

    The Chinese Parrot

  • Every afternoon he experimented with a board in the malihini surf, and he was eager for the moment when he could dare the big rollers farther out.

    The Chinese Parrot

  • "I do know that for the past month a malihini named Leatherbee -- the black sheep of a good family in Philadelphia, they tell me -- has been hanging around the Compton woman, and that Dan resented his presence."

    The House Without a Key

  • Hawaii can manage her affairs without the interference of a malihini.

    The House Without a Key

  • "E ke kamaaina, ua noi nai oe ia'u e lealea kaua, a eia hoi ka'u noi ia oe, i elua mai ma kou aoao, huipu me oe, akolu oukou, alaila mikomiko iki iho ka malihini."

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • A hiki o Aiwohikupua ma kahi o ke Alii wahine, kau na ilili a paa ka papa, ninau mai ke Alii wahine, "Heaha ke kumu pili o ka malihini ke make i ke kamaaina?"

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

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