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Hauhau

noun
  1. NZ history a 19th-century Māori religious sect
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Word Origin

Māori
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Historical Examples

  • In single file the Hauhau soldiers struck into the black woods.

    The adventures of Kimble Bent

    James Cowan

  • A Hauhau camp; perhaps some hunting-party cooking their morning meal.

  • The morning went, but there was no sign from the outlying Hauhau piquets.

  • It was fortunate that this Hauhau ambuscade had been unmasked.

  • A Hauhau scout, evidently, venturing rather daringly close to the British camp.