Definition of porangi in English:

porangi

adjective

informalNew Zealand
  • Mad; crazy.

    ‘my little cat was going porangi’
    • ‘I showed Te Kooti's letter to a Maori friend of mine, and she said Te Kooti is ‘porangi’ (crazy).’
    severely mentally ill, mentally ill, insane, mad, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, not together, crazed, maniac, maniacal, lunatic, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare

Origin

Maori.

Pronunciation

porangi

/ˈpɔːraŋi/