Definitions

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  • noun a newcomer to Hawaii

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Iloko o keia manawa, lohe pono loa aku la ke Alii nui o Molokai i keia leo, alaila hooki ae la ke alii i ka aha, i loheia aku ai ka olelo a keia kanaka malahini e kuhea nei; no ka mea, iloko o ko ke alii ike ana aku i ua wahi kanaka nei, ua hoopihaia kona mau maka i ka olioli, me ke ano pihoihoi.

    The Hawaiian Romance Of Laieikawai

  • You will no longer be a malahini or newcomer and you've just cavorted around like a millionaire!

    Patricia Rust: How To Travel In Style In Waikiki

  • Of course you are a malahini, {1} and could not be expected to know.

    Good-bye, Jack

  • Now malahini means new-comer, tender-foot; and, despite the prettiness of their stroke, he knew that none except malahinis would venture into the racing channel beyond the diving-stage.

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • Barton from their childhood days, when, in truth, he had been a malahini, though a very young specimen.

    THE KANAKA SURF

  • Kalama and me together, and her lips will talk, her lips will talk, so that the latest malahini will shortly know what, otherwise, you and I alone will know.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • It certainly smelled to heaven, but, to me, a malahini, the smell was wine-woody and fruit-juicy and not unpleasant.

    SHIN-BONES

  • Barton from their childhood days, when, in truth, he had been a malahini, though a very young specimen.

    The Kanaka Surf

  • Now malahini means new-comer, tender-foot; and, despite the prettiness of their stroke, he knew that none except malahinis would venture into the racing channel beyond the diving-stage.

    The Kanaka Surf

  • It certainly smelled to heaven, but, to me, a malahini, the smell was wine-woody and fruit-juicy and not unpleasant.

    Shin-Bones

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