piupiu

piupiu

(ˈpiːuːˌpiːuː)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) a skirt made from the leaves of the New Zealand flax, worn by Māoris on ceremonial occasions
[Māori]
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Eu fiquei bem quietinha porque e uma delicia e eu queria que ele ficasse lambendo o tempo inteiro, mas ele tirou aquela coisona dele, o piupiu, e o piupiu era um piupiu bem grande, do tamanho de uma espiga de milho, mais ou menos.
One of the group wearing just a piupiu dance kilt suddenly produced a phone and tried to take a selfie, which Harry declined and then joked: "Where did that come from?"
By another of Fate's jokes, they met the day he was performing a haka in a piupiu as a member of the Victoria University concert party.
Was the Maori kid, whose parents had moved to Porirua from Raetihi, missing out on anything because the wearing of piupiu at school was discouraged?
But I wasn't walking around in a kilt brandishing a claymore (sword) and they weren't walking around wearing piupiu, swinging a taiaha (club).
Hall added that usually the men do not wear anything under the piupiu, the flax skirts, but because of the high-profile guests they'll wear black undies to welcome them.
For Dvorak, the longest such words are PIUPIU and KIKUYU.
Chinook Jargon English chikchik car; wagon heehee laughter; to laugh humm bad smell kamooks dog klahowya hello lalang language mama mother mahsie thank you muckamuck food papa father pehpah paper piupiu to stink polaklie night pusspuss cat sick tumtum sad siks friend skookum strong tillicum person tumtum heart; mind wawa word Count to 10 in Chinook Jargon!