aloha

[ uh-loh-uh, ah-loh-hah ]
/ əˈloʊ ə, ɑˈloʊ hɑ /

noun, interjection

hello; greetings.

adjective

friendly; hospitable; welcoming: The aloha spirit prevails throughout the islands.

Origin of aloha

Borrowed into English from Hawaiian around 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for aloha

aloha

/ (əˈləʊə, ɑːˈləʊhɑː) /

noun, sentence substitute

a Hawaiian word for hello, goodbye
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