manini – Pidgin English Definition

(mah knee knee)

Definition: small-time; minute; minuscule; stingy; stems from true, Hawaiian definition: small, striped surgeonfish (Acanthurus triostegus)
Used In A Sentence: No worries brah. Dat stay so manini.
In English?: Try not to worry about it too much. That’s probably not something you want to waste your time on.

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