from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small four-stringed guitar popularized in Hawaii.
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- n. A small four-stringed guitar.
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- n. a small guitar having four strings
Hawaiian 'ukulele : 'uku, flea + lele, jumping.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hawaiian ʻukulele, from ʻuku ("flea") + lele ("jump, jumping") (Wiktionary)