[ hah-koo ]
/ ˈhɑ ku /
(in Hawaii) a crown of fresh flowers.
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Origin of haku
First recorded in 1835–40; from Hawaiian; literally, “to arrange, put in order, compose, braid”
Words nearby haku
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Example sentences from the Web for haku
The fact that Haku is a foreigner is conventionally emphasized by his pronunciation of this word.
Haku throughout omits the honorific turns of speech which civility demands.
British Dictionary definitions for haku
/ (hɑːkuː) /
noun plural haku
NZ another name for kingfish (def. 4)
Word Origin for haku
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