Definition of poipoi in US English:

poipoi

noun

  • In Tahiti and the Marquesas: a paste of cooked or fermented breadfruit or banana with coconut milk, similar to the Hawaiian poi.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Cook (1728–1779), explorer. From Marquesan pòpoi, Tahitian pòpoi, with the first syllable probably influenced by poi.

Pronunciation

poipoi

/ˈpɔɪpɔɪ/