Origin of tiki
Examples from the Web for tiki
Elderly women played Triple Double Diamond and Tiki Magic while they chain-smoked.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the oldest adult theaters in Los Angeles, the Tiki is open 24 hours a day.The Tale Behind Fred Willard’s Arrest in an Adult Film Theater|Christine Pelisek|July 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He gave her a small silver box with a silver chain, for the tiki of Bernadette, on the day that he sailed away.
To the Marquesan these are all tiki, or charms, which have superseded their own.
Go, my son, and with that gain an entrance into the palace of Tiki, and do not come to this world again to disturb or alarm us.Curiosities of Superstition|W. H. Davenport Adams
Her mother told her that the waters were full of sharks, and that not even a tiki of Bernadette would save her.
A bullet, aimed from behind a tree, killed Tiki on the spot; but from whose hand it came could only be conjectured.
Word Origin for tiki
"large wooden image of the creator-ancestor of Maoris and Polynesians," 1777, from Eastern Polynesian tiki "image." Tiki torch is first recorded 1973.