Definitions

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

  • n. Variant of wahine.

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Examples

  • Away they went, vahine, Ah Choon, and steersman; and I swear I saw Ah Choon grin at me with philosophic resignation as he cleared the rail and went under.

    THE HEATHEN

  • Away they went -- vahine, Ah Choon, and steersman; and I swear I saw Ah Choon grin at me with philosophic resignation as he cleared the rail and went under.

    THE HEATHEN

  • But a strapping Rarotonga vahine [1] -- she must have weighed two hundred and fifty -- brought up against him and got an arm around his neck.

    The Heathen

  • Away they went, vahine, Ah Choon, and steersman; and I swear I saw

    The Heathen

  • Vahine is the Tahitian for woman, and Charmian being the only vahine aboard, the bailing fell appropriately to her.

    Chapter 12

  • Now bailing is one of the principal functions of the vahine.

    Chapter 12

  • And out of the house came Tehei's vahine, a slender mite of a woman, kindly eyed and Mongolian of feature -- when she was not North American Indian.

    Chapter 12

  • Charmian being the only vahine aboard, the bailing fell appropriately to her.

    "The High Seat Of Abundance"

  • And out of the house came Tehei's vahine, a slender mite of a woman, kindly eyed and Mongolian of feature — when she was not North American Indian.

    "The High Seat Of Abundance"

  • The scores of public automobiles were engaged by joyous parties who sallied to the rural resorts, each Juan with his vahine.

    Mystic Isles of the South Seas.

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  • The scores of public automobiles were engaged by joyous parties who sallied to the rural resorts, each Juan with his vahine.
    Rilly, "Mystic Isles of the South Seas"? You and Tintin might get along famously.

    October 20, 2011