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whakahīhī

1. (verb) (-tia) to sneer, speak contemptuously, deride, mock, ridicule.

Ko wai tēnei e whakahīhī mai nei? / Who is this speaking contemptuously?

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2. (verb) to be proud.

Whakahīhī ana tā mātau whakatangi haere i ā mātau pūtōrino (HP 1991:33). / We proudly played our flutes as we marched along.

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3. (verb) to be vain, conceited, arrogant, smug.

Ko āna tohutohu ko te ngākau whakaiti, ā, kia kaua e whakahīhī, e whakamanamana (EM 2002:9). / Her advice was to be humble and not to be conceited or boastful.

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4. (modifier) vain, conceited, arrogant, smug.

Kāti te whakanui i te kōrero whakahīhī (TWMNT 23/4/1873:46). / Stop praising arrogant talk.

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5. (noun) pride, vanity, conceit, arrogance.

Koia nā te mate o ētahi meiha Pākehā ki tōku titiro. He whakahīhī, kāore e hiahia ki te whakapāpaku i a rātau, ahakoa kei te mōhio tonu iho kei te hē rātau (HP 1991:204). / In my opinion, that was the trouble with some Pākehā majors. It was their arrogance and they would not want to humble themselves, even if they knew they were wrong.

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whakahihī

1. (verb) (-tia) to make a hissing noise.


2. (verb) (-tia) to whistle - with a bent finger as done in hunting kiwi.

Ka whakahihītia te kiwi e te tangata (W 1971:47). / The man whistled for the kiwi.

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