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ʻamaʻama

/ ʻama.ʻama / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

1. n., Mullet (Mugil cephalus 🌐), a very choice indigenous fish. Figuratively, an easy mark (modern slang).

  • Examples:
    • Mai piʻikoi i ka ʻamaʻama! Donʻt strive for the ʻamaʻama fish! [be satisfied with what you have, why look for a rich person?]
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2. Reduplication of ʻama #1, ʻama #2.

Nā LepiliTags: fauna fish

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