(initial capital letter) (in Polynesian mythology) the first man on earth.
(in Polynesian cultures) a carved image, as of a god or ancestor, sometimes worn as a pendant around the neck.
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First launched in 2017 by Brian Nixon of McClellan’s Retreat, the event this year features 10 participating bars, including Archipelago, Service Bar, tiki on 18th and the Green Zone.The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 4-10 | Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Chris Kelly, Stephanie Williams, Michael Andor Brodeur | August 4, 2022 | Washington Post
Archipelago offers a “Sippin’ Santa Home Edition” for takeout or delivery with premade rum cocktails and Santa-shaped tiki glasses.Savor the spirits of the season at these outdoor holiday-themed bars | Fritz Hahn | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
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 | THE 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Man was made by tiki, who took red clay, and kneaded it with his own blood, or with the red water of swamps.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1 | Andrew Lang
I have never looked upon Brutus as anything of an original genius; but tiki Whenua most certainly was.Old New Zealand: | 'A Pakeha Maori' [Frederick Edwa [Maning]
tiki Tiu closed his eyes and let blue smoke filter through his nostrils.
He mentioned his disappointment at these evidences of civilization to tiki Tiu, the astute native who kept the general store.
He prudently decided to stay in his cave until the sails of tiki Tiu's schooner hove in sight.
British Dictionary definitions for tiki
an amulet or figurine in the form of a carved representation of an ancestor, worn in some Māori cultures
(intr) NZ to take a scenic tour around an area
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