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noun NZ
  1. a Māori hut or dwelling place
  2. any simple dwelling place, esp at a beach or in the bush
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Word Origin for whare

from Māori
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Examples from the Web for whare

Historical Examples of whare

  • That idolatrie should nocht be erected, whare it was at that day suppressed.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

    John Knox

  • He whare no tenei tangata, a house belonging to this man, or of this man's.

    First Lessons in the Maori Language

    William Leonard Williams

  • He thin swore what he wouldn't do to him iv he didn't show him whare his money was.

    The Fairy Mythology

    Thomas Keightley

  • There was some wood at the back of the whare and they could light a fire if they liked.

  • Hope iz a blind guide, but whare will you find a better one?