Definitions for wahinewɑˈhi ni, -neɪ

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wa•hi•newɑˈhi ni, -neɪ(n.)(pl.)-ne.

  1. a Polynesian woman, esp. in Hawaii or New Zealand.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. Slang. a young woman surfer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of wahine:

1835–45; < Hawaiian or Maori

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  1. Wahine

    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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