haole(redirected from Howlie)
A white person. Sometimes used disparagingly.
[Hawaiian, foreign, foreigner.]
(Peoples) Caribbean a person who is White
(Peoples) Caribbean relating to a person who is White
hao•le(ˈhaʊ li, -leɪ)
n., pl. -les.
usage: haole is usually considered to be a neutral descriptive term. However, it is sometimes used with disparaging intent, arising from a distrust of foreigners or outsiders.—n.
Sometimes Disparaging. (a term used in Hawaii to refer to a white person.)
[1835–45; < Hawaiian: white person, (earlier) foreigner]