Definition of kai in English:

kai

(also kaikai)

noun

mass nounNZ
informal
  • Food.

    • ‘Politics would be much more constructive if people toned down the seriousness, shared some kai and discussed things with a cool head.’
    • ‘Highlights of the famous Tuhoe festival, where hundreds of iwi members gather at Te Rewarewa marae in Ruatoki for kapa haka and sports competitions, workshops and, of course, kai.’
    • ‘We drove as far as Taihape, and stopped there to get some kai and check out the gumboot.’
    • ‘At low tide fish leap from pool to pool in the makatea-like lagoon floor and you don't even have to travel far to get kai.’
    • ‘Pete Peeti and Ngarue Ratapu hunted and gathered across the tribal regions, gleaning knowledge from the locals and cooking up some beautiful kai.’

Origin

Maori.

Pronunciation

kai

/kʌɪ/