Definition of menehune in US English:

menehune

noun

  • In Hawaii: a member of a mythical race of small people supposed in ancient times to have been capable of great feats of construction, and to have built fish ponds, roads, temples, etc., overnight; also in extended use.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Overland Monthly. From Hawaiian menehune.

Pronunciation

menehune

/mɛnəˈhuːni/