[Ads-l] Hawaiian "poke"

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY RDECOM AMRDEC (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Tue Jul 31 15:21:36 EDT 2018


See here for background:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2018/07/30/a-midwestern-chain-told-hawaiians-to-stop-using-aloha-with-poke-igniting-a-heated-debate/?utm_term=.1d71b88c53c9

OED doesn't seem to have this sense of "poke".

_Honolulu Star-Bulletin_ 22 Sep 1956 p 10 col 2
"The menu of the five-hour feast included: kalua pig fresh from the imu, lomilomi salmon, lehua poi, aku lawalu (tuna dried and baked in imu with the pig), aku poke ia (raw fish), opihis (pickled raw mussles), chicken long rice, limu (seaweed), kulolo (taro and coconut pudding baked in the imu), and haupia (coconut milk pudding)."


_Honolulu Star-Bulletin_ 21 Mar 1979 p E-2 col 4 [display adv]
"TAKO POKE .... lb. 3.98"

_Los Angeles Times_20 Jul 1995 p H14 col 6
"The Fourth Annual Sam Choy Aloha Poke Recipe Contest is under way this month."

_Honolulu Weekly_ 17 Jul 1996 p 23 col 2
"This meal also includes items from the buffet: poke (of tombo ahi in this case), fried chicken drummettes, potato salad with tobiko (quite good, actually) and tasty nishime (simmered carrots, bamboo shoots and dasheen with bits of chicken.)"
[note usage of "drummette", which OED also lacks]

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