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What is a Hawaiian Moke?

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Asked by: Jeffery Chester

Moke (slang) Moke is a term used by residents of the Hawaiian Islands to describe segments of the local Polynesian population. In practice, the word “moke” is similar to “redneck”, as it is only used to describe a certain personality type, instead of an entire ethnic group.

Is Moke a bad word?

In US slang moke is generally a racist term referring to a dark-skinned person, and it’s very distinct from mook, which has no racial implications.

What is a Tita Moke?


Tita is reserved for a tough local chick who is not scared to get in a fight and doesn’t take anything from anyone. She’s usually a tomboy, speaks pidgin, and is super defensive about her hometown and family. Moke is the male version of a tita.

What is a haole girl?

Haole (/ˈhaʊliː/; Hawaiian [ˈhɔule]) is a Hawaiian word for individuals who are not Native Hawaiian or Polynesian.

How do you say sister in Hawaiian?

If you are a boy with a younger brother. He is your Chi Chi now the same goes for sisters. The older sister is the Keiko Anna.

Why is Hawaiian slang called pidgin?

To summarize, Hawaiian Pidgin came about when non-Hawaiian immigrants came to the islands to work the sugar cane plantations, and native Hawaiians needed a way to communicate both with English-speaking residents and the immigrant laborers. The local patois borrows entire words from other languages.

What is a mook in slang?

Definition of mook

slang. : a foolish, insignificant, or contemptible person.

What does Pau Hana mean?

being finished with work

Synonymous with happy hour, pau hana is a Hawaiian Pidgin slang for being finished with work, using the word pau, to finish, and hana, to work, in Hawaiian.

What is Faka in Hawaiian?

Verb. faka. (transitive) to swallow. (transitive) to drink very quickly, to bolt down.

What does molepo mean in Hawaiian?

Aug 29, 2014. #PIDGIN word of da day: #MOLEPO, Def: dirty, messy. Ex.Sen: Eh molepo pick up your clothes and clean your room! # SLANG #HAWAII #ALOHAFRIDAY.

What does Kika mean in Hawaiian?

Same meaning. Sister. The Hawaiian word, kika, is a transliterated word. Kika – sister.

Why Do Hawaiians say brah?

One of the most common Hawaiian pidgin terms is that of brah, meaning “brother”. And, as you might’ve guessed, a brah doesn’t have to be your brother by blood.