/ (uːmuː) /

noun plural umu

NZ another name for hangi (def. 1)

Word Origin for umu

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Examples from the Web for umu

  • Harry therefore gave the word to Umu, who in turn uttered a few sharp orders to the men, whereupon the ranks closed up.

    Harry Escombe|Harry Collingwood
  • “If he has, every tenth man of your bodyguard shall lose his hands and feet,” snarled Umu savagely.

    Harry Escombe|Harry Collingwood
  • “So much the worse for you,” growled Umu savagely, for the delay was beginning to tell upon his patience.

    Harry Escombe|Harry Collingwood