noun (plural tikis)New Zealand
A large wooden or small greenstone image of a human figure.
More example sentences
- A throwback to the Polynesian craze that swept North America in the '50s and '60s, the restaurant is full of Eastern Island statuettes, wooden tikis and a Hawaiian ukulele soundtrack.
- No, what he felt for was the little smooth object sewn at the back of his silver fern, a greenstone tiki presented by the Maori people of Hawera.
- Tipi wore a greenstone tiki around her neck that had been passed down through many generations.
Maori, literally 'image'.
Definition of tiki in:
- The British & World English dictionary