Adjective "Kiwis" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Kiwis


    Definition:

    1. any of several flightless, ratite birds of the genus Apteryx, of New Zealand, allied to the extinct moas.

    2. Also called Chinese gooseberry. the egg-sized, edible berry of the Chinese gooseberry, having fuzzy brownish skin and slightly tart green flesh.

    3. Slang. a member of an air service, as in World War I, who is confined to ground duty. a former pilot or member of a flight crew.

    4. Informal. a New Zealander.

    Origin:
    kiwi

    Examples:

    "favours can be kiwis."