taihoa

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Word of the Day
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taihoa

Pronunciation /ˈtʌɪhəʊə/
exclamation
informal New Zealand
A request or instruction to delay or be patient; hold on.
verb
[no object]informal New Zealand
Delay or postpone an action.

Origin
Mid 19th century Maori.

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“Taihoa! I’ll be right with you.”
My daughter says, “Hold on!” at least once a day. She’s always in the middle

of something when we call out to her. I’m going to teach her this word.

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