LICKINGS

lickings – Pidgin English Definition lickings (lih keengs) Definition: to beat up; abuse; hurt Used In A Sentence: Uncle wen geev ‘em dirty lickings…

LI HING MUI

li hing mui – Pidgin English Definition li hing mui (lee hing mooh ee) Definition: sometimes referred to as the “Hawaiian Spice”, it originated…

LEHUA

lehua – Pidgin English Definition lehua (lay who ah) Definition: Official Flower of the island of Hawaii; comes from the `ohi`a tree (Metrosideros macropus)

L’DAT

l’dat – Pidgin English Definition l’dat (lah dat) Definition: Often used like a period at the end of a sentence; like that; and such…

LAU LAU

lau lau – Pidgin English Definition lau lau (lau lau) Definition: traditional Hawaiian dish that consists of salted pork, chicken or fish wrapped in…

LATAHZ / LATERZ

latahz / laterz – Pidgin English Definition latahz / laterz (lay tahz / lay terrz) Definition: See you later; have a good one; talk…

KUPUNA

kupuna – Pidgin English Definition kupuna (kooh pooh nuh) Definition: grandparent; ancestor Used In A Sentence: Go listen to your Kupuna! In English?: Would…

KUMU HULA

kumu hula – Pidgin English Definition kumu hula (kooh mooh who lah) Definition: teacher of hula.

KULOLO

kulolo – Pidgin English Definition kulolo (kooh loh loh) Definition: Hawaiian pudding made from Taro 4 C grated Taro 3/4 C Brown sugar 1…

KULEANA

kuleana – Pidgin English Definition kuleana (kooh lee ah na) Definition: one’s right; property; responsibility Used In A Sentence: Whatevahz, das his kuleana. I…

KUKUI

kukui – Pidgin English Definition kukui (koo-koo-e) Definition: Official Tree of the State of Hawaii (candlenut – Aleurites moluccana)

KOREAN TEMPER

Korean temper – Pidgin English Definition Korean temper (Korean tempah) Definition: stereotype that people of Korean descent have a hot temper Used In A…

KOKUA

Kokua – Pidgin English Definition kokua (koh kooh ah) Definition: help; assistance; support

KIM CHEE BREATH

Kim Chee breath – Pidgin English Definition Kim Chee breath (kim chee brett) Definition: stink/foul/odor-filled breath Used In A Sentence: Get away from me…

KILLAHZ

killahz – Pidgin English Definition killahz (keel ahz) Definition: really good; great; excellent; outstanding Used In A Sentence: Ho cuz da waves wuz killahz…