HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pa'ahana. The word pa'ahana is made up of two smaller words: pa'a which means to be stuck, and hana, meaning work. When put together, the word pa'ahana means to be hard-working, busy, and industrious. The word pa'ahana can be used as a sort of one-word explanation or excuse when you are too busy at work to leave early or to go out on weekends. The Hawaiian Word of the Day is pa'ahana.