One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Hawaii) a person who is not a native Hawaiian, especially a white person.
- ‘Anyone from the mainland U.S. who has spent enough time in Hawaii often gets the message, "O.K. haole, come here, spend your money and then go home."’
- ‘As a 22-year-old haole from Lyndon, Kansas, he moved to Honolulu 38 years ago.’
- ‘My haole husband loves this pork hash.’
- ‘I coped by redefining my center as Hawaii - I hung out with the locals, acquired a profound tan, spoke Pidgin English, studied hula; until finally people who met me did not think I was a Mainland haole.’
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