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 (hou′lē, -lā)
n. Hawaii
A white person. Sometimes used disparagingly.

[Hawaiian, foreign, foreigner.]
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(Peoples) Caribbean a person who is White
(Peoples) Caribbean relating to a person who is White
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(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.
Sometimes Disparaging. (a term used in Hawaii to refer to a white person.)
[1835–45; < Hawaiian: white person, (earlier) foreigner]
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"Once There Was Fire" brings a little-understood, historically remote era to life through the words and actions of its memorable characters: Kamehameha, his strong-willed and rebellious consort, Ka'ahumanu, his favorite brother, Keli'imaika'i, and Kamehameha's sons, nephews, comrades in arms, haole advisers, and bitter enemies.
She was new to the island, new to the club, where she'd met Marion--"New haole, meet kama'aina," Emma had remarked when they were introduced.
Traps were placed on non-host trees (most commonly haole koa, Leucaena leucocephala (Lamarck) de Wit' Fabaceae) at 2 to 3 m above ground in shaded locations, and adjacent traps were separated by a minimum of 30 m.
The author of this study is a scholar-activist who draws on legal cases, media, and literature as well as her own experiences growing up haole (white) in Hawaii; she explains that her use of personal narrative follows critical race, feminist, and Chicano studies methods.
Rohrer, J 2010, 'Mestiza, hapa haole, and oceanic border spaces: genealogical rearticulations of whiteness in Hawai'i', borderlands, vol.
We called him Hapa, short for Hapa Haole, which in Hawaiian means half-breed or of mixed blood.
Companies Mentioned in this Report: Unilever Plc, United Foods Company, Vita Pri Ha'Galil Group, Anvei Zion, Hero Group, Barhan Gida San, Strauss Groupltd., Hashachar Haole, Ferrero SpA, Black and Decke, Marmolight Ltd, Hormel Foods Corporation, Lotus Bakeries, Maimon's Baking Ltd., Gat Foods, Taamei Hagalil, SHUFERSAL LTD., Blue Square, Coop, Yenot Bitan, Tiv Taam, Hazi Hinam
The background story of a trust with large land holdings in Hawaii echoes the realities of land and power on the islands and is a central point in the plot: Matt King and the other descendants of a Hawaiian princess and haole banker have inherited a piece of land which they (land rich but cash poor) must decide whether to sell to developers because, under the rule against perpetuities, the trust in which it is currently held is subject to an expiry date.
Although membership was automatically offered to all children of the missionaries, it also included other haole (white people) who supported the "laboring in the field" metaphor (Hawaiian Mission 1882).
Outsiders may think of the ukulele as suitable only for "hapa haole" songs, with Hawaiian stylings but English lyrics - but virtuosos in recent years have proven its range.
Noho Hewa opens with an excerpt from the poem "Hawafi" by Haunani Kay Trask: "Haole plover / plundering the archipelagoes / of our world.
The new "Big Five" quickly established themselves in the political scene still dominated by old haole (white) and Hawaiian family lines that have a stake in maintaining the status quo.