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Definition of "kapu" []

  • Taboo, especially in Hawaiian contexts. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "kapu" in a sentence
  • "That the US armed forces are an imperial instrument is also as obvious as the nose on our collective face to anyone who can find it in themselves to confront the facts; but again, the kapu against speaking ill of the military -- like the kapu against naming patriarchy for what it is -- is controversial because it questions the status quo."
  • "When the fans were watching the film a dalit boy happened to hit a kapu with handin a drunken state during a group dance of the fans."
  • "After the Tsundur massacre, against Dalits all upper caste people formed as a group, named, 'Sarvajanabhyudaya samithi' includes all upper castes-kamma, kapu„ Reddy, Brahmans and some B.C. caste groups and campaign that dalits were harassing women."