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Waikiki

[wahy-kee-kee, wahy-kee-kee] /ˈwaɪ kiˌki, ˌwaɪ kiˈki/
noun
1.
a beach and resort area on SE Oahu, in central Hawaii; part of Honolulu.
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  • Seamen like them comin' out here to Waikiki as if they were millionaires!

    The Pirate Shark Elliott Whitney
  • We were comfortably installed in the Hotel Moana, in the suburb of Waikiki.

    Under Four Administrations Oscar S. Straus
  • Waikiki is where the action is—wave action and people action.

    Oahu Traveler's guide Bill Gleasner
  • Famous the world over is the surf-riding of Honolulu's wide Waikiki beach.

  • So the owl left, and followed Kauhi on his return to Waikiki.

  • "Your friend might be at Waikiki Beach," suggested the chauffeur, amiably.

    The Honorable Percival Alice Hegan Rice
  • The cocoanut-grove of Waikiki, about four miles from Honolulu, contains many of these prolific trees, and well repays a visit.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
  • He experimented with surf-riding on a slender board at Waikiki beach, ate poi, which he didn't like, and enjoyed poha jam.

    The Blue Dragon Kirk Munroe
  • He stayed at the Moana Hotel as an ordinary visitor, dividing his time between the beautiful Waikiki beach and the country club.

British Dictionary definitions for Waikiki

Waikiki

/ˈwaɪkɪˌkiː; ˌwaɪkɪˈkiː/
noun
1.
a resort area in Hawaii, on SE Oahu: a suburb of Honolulu
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