MEANING: noun: Taboo.

ETYMOLOGY: From Hawaiian kapu, from the Proto-Polynesian root tapu which also gave us taboo. Earliest documented use: 1933.

OKAPU - more than one relatively long-necked African ruminants, akin to giraffes

KARU - a brand of sweet corn-sugar syrup, often poured over pancakes and waffles

KUPU - a small hand-sized vessel for tea, used in Japan