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moko

noun plural mokos
  1. NZ a Māori tattoo or tattoo patternAlso called: nanua
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Māori
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Examples from the Web for moko

Historical Examples

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

    In Search of the Castaways

    Jules Verne

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

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley

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

    Star

    Forrestine C. Hooker

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

    Star

    Forrestine C. Hooker

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

    Star

    Forrestine C. Hooker