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Definition of "poi" [po•i]

  • A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "poi" in a sentence
  • "I play drums, spin poi, staff, and hoop at overton park every week and i have never seen another hooper! where are these girls?!"
  • "I spin poi and so understand the weave BUT trying it a bit on my hoops proved painful."
  • "Drex, who has a background in poi spinning, teaches us how to do cateyes with a hoop."