When the Hawaiian's saw the Whites (I'm Hapa Haole - mixed Asian + White) they thought they were ghosts or some odd being. The Whites didn't greet in the close up manner that the Hawaiian's did, wore big clunky clothes, and well were White. So it means ghost person, foreigner, or White. HOW it's used determines weather it's nasty or just fact.
by kenji September 23, 2003
A shameful race of hideous, rotten-toothed, ass-licking barbarians. Generations of imbreeding have rendered most of them illiterate. In the Hawaiian language, 'haole' simply means foreigner; being that the white savages were the first and most foreign creatures that the Hawaiians had ever seen, and being that the white devils were the foreigners who had the most contact with the
Hawaiians in the period following Captain Cook's bumbling expedition, the term 'haole' (foreign) became fixed to this parasite.

The misconception that haole means 'no breath' or 'souless' is a European invention, where the white man is just being honest about his inadequacies, although violating Hawaiian grammar.
Tourist: God damn. What the hell is that smell? Did you step in monkey shit?
Zookeeper: No, that's just the haoles.
by Savage European July 13, 2006

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