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1. Variant of pokipoki #1, pokipoki #2; short, thick.

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2. (Cap.) n., Name of a lua fighting stroke, said to be used by women as well as men.

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s. A species of crab fish.

2. A small animal; perhaps a crab found on the sea beach.

3. A cat. NOTE.—Popoki applies to that which is short and thick; and a cat is so called from its plump, short, thick head.

adj. Short and thick in opposition to long and slender.

Popoki (pŏ-pō'-ki), adj.

/ pŏ-pō'-ki / Haw to Eng, Parker,

Short and thick in opposition to long and slender.

Popoki (pŏ-pō'-ki), n.

/ pŏ-pō'-ki / Haw to Eng, Parker,

1. A species of crab. Called also pokipoki.

Popoki (pŏ-pō'-ki), n.

/ pŏ-pō'-ki / Haw to Eng, Parker,

A cat. (Popoki applies to that which is short and thick; and a cat is so called from its plump, short, thick head. Another explanation is that popoki is the Hawaiian pronunciation of "poor Pussy," heard from the first white settlers.

Popoki (po-po'-ki):

/ po-po'-ki / Haw to Eng, Parker,

short and thick. Land section, Puna, Hawaii.

Fishing site, Mākena, Maui. North of Pamolepo, the small graveyard that belongs to the Kukahiko family of Mākena. Lit., short or thick (a variation of pokipoki).

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