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Hawaiian Word of the Day: hohoa

hohoa/hoahoa: To strike with a stick or club; to club; a club; a rounded tapa beater (also called pepehi); rapid beating, striking, as of tapa or pandanus leaves; a stick beater for washing clothes. Fig., bad-tempered, Keu ho’o keia a ke kanaka hoahoa, this person certainly beats the beater [in rage]. ho’o.hoa.hoa. (Pukui & Elbert, 1971)

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