1. (modifier) absolutely - follows āio as an intensifier.
Ka tae ana rāua ki te tautara, ka titiro iho ki te roto me te āio piropiro o te wai. / When they reached the summit they looked down at the lake with its perfectly calm water.
2. (noun) intestines, bowels, guts, entrails.
E noho ana ngā ngārara o te mate nei i roto i ngā piropiro (TPH 15/10/1902:1). / The bacteria of this disease inhabit the intestines.
3. (noun) mood, feeling, disposition - usually in the plural.
I poto noa iho tana moe, koinā e kino nā ngā piropiro (PK 2008:643). / She only had a short sleep and that's why she's in a bad mood.
Kua pai anō ngā piropiro i te waeatanga mai o tana whaiāipo (PK 2008:643). / She's in a good mood again because her sweetheart has phoned.
4. (noun) South Island tomtit, Petroica macrocephala - a little black-and-white bird with a large head and a short tail living in forest and scrub. The South Island tomtit has a yellowish breast.