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Same as ʻakekeke, turnstone.

1. nvi. Scolding, shrieking angrily; exposure of the teeth, as in derision, anger, or hypocritical smiles; surly sharp-tongued, cranky; to crow, as a rooster. Cf. kekē niho, kekē nuku. hoʻo.kekē, haʻa.kekē To scold, expose the teeth, etc.

2. vs. Bony, skinny, thin. Ua hele wale ā kekē nā iwi, so thin that the bone, show.

3. Indecent exposure by a woman or girl; admonition to a female to sit properly. hoʻo.kekē Caus/sim.

1. n.v. Distended, enlarged, as a stomach in pregnancy; big-bellied. Cf. kēkewe.

2. A kind of fish (And.), perhaps a variant name for ʻoʻopu hue, puffer fishes.

v. The intensive of ke. To strive together; to contend.

2. To scold; to be angry at; to provoke.

3. To skin; to pull off the skin; to show the teeth, as a cross dog.

4. Hoo. To press hard upon, i. e., to be intent upon; to carry a point. Kin. 19:9. Mai hookeke i ko kakou hele ana.

v. imp. A word used to children in charging them to cover up their private parts.

s. Name of a species of bird. See AKEKE.

2. Name of a fish.

3. Displeasure; scolding; angry expressions.

1. n., A shore bird called turnstone (Arenaria interpres). See akeke.

2. n., A species of puffer-fish (Tetraodon hispidus) with a prickly skin.

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1. Cover up. (A word used to children in charging them to put down their clothes.

2. To circumcise.

[The intensive of ke.]

1. To strive together; to contend.

2. To scold; to be angry at; to provoke.

3. To show fight.

Hill, Kō-loa district, Kauaʻi.

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