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[uh-loh-uh, ah-loh-hah]
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noun, interjection
  1. hello; greetings.
  2. farewell.
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  1. friendly; hospitable; welcoming: The aloha spirit prevails throughout the islands.
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Origin of aloha

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1890–95
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Related Words for aloha

love, farewell, goodbye, salutation, hello, affection

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British Dictionary definitions for aloha


noun, sentence substitute
  1. a Hawaiian word for hello, goodbye
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Word Origin and History for aloha

1798, Hawaiian aloha, Maori aroha, an expression used in greeting or valediction, literally "love, affection, pity." Sometimes aloha 'oe, from 'oe "to you."

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