noun plural mokos

NZ a Māori tattoo or tattoo patternAlso called: nanua

Word Origin for moko

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Examples from the Web for moko

Historical Examples of moko

  • Some are found to undergo the painful operation of "moko" five times.

  • She told me that she couldn't let me have Mrs. Moko, because she was trying caps on her.


    Henry Kingsley

  • The painting Moko was now doing was the most wonderful of all that Songbird had ever seen.


    Forrestine C. Hooker

  • Moko did not like any one to watch her at work, but Songbird was always welcomed.


    Forrestine C. Hooker

  • It kept pace with her to the place where Moko, the Picture-maker, lived.


    Forrestine C. Hooker