Definitions for wahinewɑˈhi ni, -neɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wa•hi•newɑˈhi ni, -neɪ(n.)(pl.)-ne.
a Polynesian woman, esp. in Hawaii or New Zealand.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Slang. a young woman surfer.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Origin of wahine:
1835–45; < Hawaiian or Maori
Wahine may refer to two ships of the Union Steam Ship Company of New Zealand: ⁕TSS Wahine was an inter-island ferry that ran between Lyttelton and Wellington, New Zealand. She served as a minelayer in the World War I and as a troopship in World War II. ⁕TEV Wahine was also an inter-island ferry between Lyttelton and Wellington. She foundered on Barrett Reef at the entrance to Wellington Harbour in a storm on 10 April 1968. Of the 610 passengers and 123 crew aboard, 53 were killed.
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