Definition of hokonui in English:

hokonui

noun

NZ
  • [mass noun] Illicitly distilled spirits, especially whisky.

    • ‘At least one rogue distiller claimed his Hokonui whisky was 85 percent proof.’
    • ‘The unlabeled whisky, delivered in bottles, cans and milk billies, became known simply as Hokonui.’

Origin

From a Maori place name.

Pronunciation:

hokonui

/ˈhɒkənʊi/