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Hawaii Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

7 Hawaii Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

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Here are 7 Hawaii Slang Words To Sound Like A Local

Grinds (Grindz) = Food or a meal out, frequently spelled with a z at the end, not s.

1. Grinds (Grindz) = Food or a meal out, frequently spelled with a z at the end, not s.

“Hey Brah, we go get da grindz.”



Chicken Skin = Goosebumps

2. Chicken Skin = Goosebumps

“My cat was staring at a corner in my room and I got all chicken skin.”



Shoots = Okay

3. Shoots = Okay

Shoots is slang for ‘okay’ or an acknowledgment. “We go to da beach, brah? Shoots!”



Lolo = Crazy or stupid

4. Lolo = Crazy or stupid

“Yo, brah, my faddah lolo!”



Broke Da Mouth (or Broke Da Mout) = From ‘broke the mouth’, meaning incredibly delicious food.

5. Broke Da Mouth (or Broke Da Mout) = From ‘broke the mouth’, meaning incredibly delicious food.

“Hey, da ‘ono grindz broke da mout!”



Wahine = Woman in Hawaiian or female

6. Wahine = Woman in Hawaiian or female

“That wahine can really surf!”



Kama’aina (KAH-mah-EYE-nah) = “Person of the land”; Long-time resident

7. Kama’aina (KAH-mah-EYE-nah) = “Person of the land”; Long-time resident

The opposite of a malihini (mah-lee-hee-nee) – a newcomer!

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