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Performers at a commercial luau
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Hawaiian lūʻau. Replaced earlier paina (from pāʻina) and ahaaina (from ʻahaʻaina).

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NounEdit

luau (plural luaus or luau)

  1. An elaborate Hawaiian feast featuring traditional foods and entertainment.
    • 2012, Julia Flynn Siler, Lost Kingdom, Grove Press 2012, p. 13:
      Other Americans and Europeans also made their way into court, drawn by its brilliant pageants and lavish lū‘au, or feasts.
    • 2014, Mike Myers, The Guardian, 7 July 2014:
      No secrets for him because he's the king of Hawaii. And so he said, "Do you want to come to a luau with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and Whoopi Goldberg?"

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ReferencesEdit

  • Pukui, Mary Kawena; Samuel H. Elbert (1986), Hawaiian Dictionary, Honolulu: University of Hawai‘i Press, ISBN 0-8248-0703-0, p. 214

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

luau m (plural luaus)

  1. luau (elaborate Hawaiian feast)

RomanianEdit

VerbEdit

luau

  1. third-person plural form of lua
    ei luau
    they take