Definition of hokonui in English:


Line breaks: hoko|nui
Pronunciation: /ˈhɒkənʊi


[mass noun] NZ
  • Illicitly distilled spirits, especially whisky.
    More example sentences
    • The unlabeled whisky, delivered in bottles, cans and milk billies, became known simply as Hokonui.
    • At least one rogue distiller claimed his Hokonui whisky was 85 percent proof.


from a Maori place name.

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