‘uru‘urungā

‘uru‘urungā. Ruffled, tousled, tangled, untidy, unkempt, dishevelled (esp. of hair, feathers, but also clothes).

Nō te mea kāre ‘aia e pani i tōna rauru ki te manongi, nō reira i ‘uru‘urungā ai.
Because he never puts hair oil on, that’s why his hair is untidy;

‘E puakaoa ‘uru‘urungā tā‘au, kāre pa‘a e pā‘ī‘ia ana.
Your dog’s coat is all matted, perhaps you haven’t been bathing him;

Kua ‘aere ‘uru‘urungā ‘ua ‘aia ki te ‘āpi‘i.
He went to school looking dishevelled.

‘Uru‘urungā te mata, haggard-looking.

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