tiny country in the pacific made up of hundreds of islands. a british sailor named marshall founded the place for westerners, but the germans gained the islands in the 1800s. japan basically used it as 1 giant military base during wwii, and it became a us mandate after the war. it gained independence only 25 years ago, after the us grew tired of using it as 1 big nuke testing ground.
they grow coconuts on the marshall islands
by Ben E. Hama February 01, 2007
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A deep-brown or orange tan. Named after the Marshall Islands, where the first H-bombs were tested.

The implication being that the tanned person, looks as though (s)he has been in the presence of a thermonuclear detonation.
I see Clive has been out in the sun. He's got a right Marshall Islands tan on him!
by Roger Mellie 84 June 02, 2009
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