Definition of koro in English:

koro

noun

NZ
  • An elderly Maori man, especially a male relative or ancestor.

    ‘it is difficult watching her rummage through my koro's things’
    • ‘She would not be able to go to the beach to get kai for her koro and kuia.’
    • ‘He described himself as a "koro" of the side, having played five seasons.’
    • ‘The youngest children have something in common with their kuia and koro.’
    • ‘As they now rest in peace where koro will be waiting for them to catch that bus to paradise." < / p> "I am devastated to hear such sad news and my heart and love go out to you," Wendy Clark posted.’
    • ‘The realistic portrayal of the conservative and rigid Koro is in vivid contrast to his warm and loving granddaughter.’
    • ‘She has reserved a seat for Koro, but it is empty.’
    • ‘They also have their koro and kuia with them.’
    • ‘They now rest in peace where koro will be waiting for them to catch that bus to paradise.’
    • ‘I extend our greetings to Koro Wetere.’
    • ‘She watches the casket lowered asking where has Koro gone?’

Origin

Late 19th century: Maori.

Pronunciation

koro

/ˈkɔːrəʊ/