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ʻukulele

/ ʻuku.lele / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

n., Ukulele.

  • Literally, leaping flea, probably from the Hawaiian nickname of Edward Purvis, who was small and quick and who popularized the instrument brought to Hawaiʻi by the Portuguese in 1879.
  • References:
    • Elbert and Knowlton, 1957.

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ʻUkulele.

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