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haikaika

/ hai.kaika / Haw to Eng, Pukui-Elbert,

nvi., To make faces; a grimace of defiance and contempt; the corners of the mouth were drawn back tightly, the teeth separated, chin and lower teeth twisting from side to side; perhaps the figure-eight mouthed images were inspired by this violent fighting expression.

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v. To mock by making wry faces; to make another word by the transposition of letters.

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adj. Grinning; expressing anger; he haikaika kona maka ame kona waha.

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haikaika

/ hā'i-kă'i-ka / Haw to Eng, Parker,

adj., Sneering; expressing anger.

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haikaika

/ hā'i-kă'i-ka / Haw to Eng, Parker,

n., A sneer.

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haikaika

/ hā'i-kă'i-ka / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. v., To mimic; to mock by making wry faces at.

2. v., To speak contemptuously to.

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