nvt. To answer saucily or rudely; rude, sarcastic, insolent, saucy, impudent; rudeness. Cf. -kīkē, ʻuʻu. Pākīkē ʻia (For. 4:291), insulted, taunted, jeered at. hoʻo.pā.kī.kē Caus/sim.

It is truly enlightening when you find that there are several great words in Hawaiian for rude, almost like a 50 shades of rude. Like are you haughty rude, sassy rude, nosey rude? What kind of rude are you today? Because if you’rerude, let me tell you, I got a word for you. Pākīkē.

Pākīkē kēlā kanaka ma ʻō – That man over there is rude.

Mai hana pākīkē – Dont be rude.

Hoʻokīkē is when you have that rude response. All ready. Yeah, all you sarcastic ones out there. Memorize it. Kīkē means back and forth. Imagine that you prepare your with response for your opponent and it ends up being that back and forth action.

Hoʻokīkē akula ‘o ia i ke kumu – He responds rudely to the teacher.

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