Definition of da kine in English:

da kine

noun

Hawaiian
  • Used familiarly as a conversational filler to indicate or emphasize a person, thing, place, etc., which (named or not) can be understood contextually: ‘this very (thing)’, ‘that particular (person, place, etc.)’.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The New York Times. Reflecting a regional pronunciation of that kind; compare that kind of thing.

Pronunciation

da kine

/də ˈkʌɪn/