Meaning of poipoi in English:

poipoi

Pronunciation /ˈpɔɪpɔɪ/

noun

  • In Tahiti and the Marquesas: a paste of cooked or fermented breadfruit or banana with coconut milk, similar to the Hawaiian poi.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in James Cook (1728–1779), explorer. From Marquesan pòpoi and its cognate Tahitian pòpoi, with the first syllable probably influenced by poi.