noun, plural ki·wis.
- a member of an air service, as in World War I, who is confined to ground duty.
- a former pilot or member of a flight crew.
Origin of kiwi
Examples from the Web for kiwis
Then they beat the living daylights out of the Kiwis, 98-71.Cartoon Streetfights, Giant Mutant Spider Dogs, and More Viral Videos|Jack Holmes|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of the 29 miners, 24 are Kiwis, two are Australians, two are Britons and one is a South African.
If by some miracle New Zealand can win, then the Kiwis are guaranteed to go through.
And such a funny thing for a bird to do, the kiwis go about with their noses to the ground like a dog smelling after a rat.
They confound their parents daily with questions relating to the habits of marmots or the language of kiwis.
Then we went into the Ostrich House and thoroughly searched two Kiwis.The Journal of a Disappointed Man|Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
Because they roam about so much at night, the kiwis sleep much of the day.
British Dictionary definitions for kiwis (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for kiwis (2 of 2)
noun plural kiwis
Word Origin for kiwi
Word Origin and History for kiwis
type of flightless bird, 1835, from Maori kiwi, said to be of imitative origin. As slang for "a New Zealander," it is attested from 1918. The kiwi fruit (Actinia chinesis), was so called in U.S. from c.1966 when it was imported there, but it is known in New Zealand as Chinese gooseberry (1925).