Meaning of pupu in English:

pupu

(also pu pu, puu puu)

Pronunciation /ˈpuːˌpuː/

noun

dialect US, Hawaiian
  • In Hawaiian cuisine: a small savoury dish served as an appetizer.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Los Angeles Times. From Hawaiian pūpū small pieces of chicken, fish, or banana served with kava.