hoahoa/ hoa.hoa /
Reduplication of hoa #3; a rounded tapa beater (also called hohoa, pepehi); rapid beating, striking, as of tapa or pandanus leaves; a stick beater for washing clothes. Figuratively,, bad-tempered.
- Keu hoʻi kēia a ke kanaka hoahoa, this person certainly beats the beater [in rage].
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