Definition of Kiwanis in English:

Kiwanis

(also Kiwanis Club)

noun

  • A North American society of business and professional people formed to maintain commercial ethics and as a social and charitable organization.

    • ‘Deborah Hall, a former staff member of Kiwanis, said that in 2002 the centre lost 104 employees out of a total of 264.’
    • ‘Becoming a member of those tried and true stand-bys like Rotary and Kiwanis are still good places to meet and get involved in community and civic activities.’
    • ‘The company encourages local activism from its employees on many levels, from participation in local groups such as the Kiwanis, Jaycees, and Lions Clubs to involvement in political office.’
    • ‘International fraternal groups such as the Rotary Club, Lions Club, and Kiwanis have a presence in the country.’
    • ‘I joined Kiwanis, ran for office in the Jaycees and took power lunches at the Holiday Inn.’

Origin

Early 20th century: of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

Kiwanis

/kɪˈwɑːnɪs/