Filipina

noun

Fil·​i·​pi·​na ˌfi-lə-ˈpē-nə How to pronounce Filipina (audio)
: a Filipino girl or woman

Examples of Filipina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Coloma, who was Filipina and lived in Lahaina, was the ninth member of her family to be confirmed dead, the Honolulu Civil Beat reported. Victoria Bisset, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2024 While Hilary’s and Margaret’s lives come undone in their luxury condo building, their Filipina servants move through the gilded space and the world below, where political unrest is brewing. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 26 Jan. 2024 The 38-year-old Filipina said the partnership with Hawkins for these events felt as intense and fulfilling as their early days in retail — this time without the fog of binge drinking. Alexa Juliana Ard, Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2024 Born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, to a Filipina mother and an American father, Luzon has competed on three seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, toured the world, appeared in countless TV shows and recorded more music videos than Taylor Swift has had bad breakups. Isabelle Kliger, Vogue, 11 Jan. 2024 According to the release, the male suspect was a 52-year-old Hispanic man, and the female was a 45-year-old Filipina female. Christine Pelisek, Peoplemag, 27 Dec. 2023 Both were Filipina American, both were being raised by single mothers, both were juniors at large public high schools in Los Angeles. Sonja Sharp, Los Angeles Times, 30 Nov. 2023 Gabriel was not only the first Filipina America to earn the title, but also the first Miss USA to win Miss Universe in 10 years since Culpo, 31, took home the crown in 2012. Jenna Wang, Peoplemag, 19 Nov. 2023 The 22-minute film by Davis, a professor in UC San Diego’s Department of Communication, is about a Filipina phone interpreter working an end-of-life call during the pandemic in 2020. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Spanish

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Filipina was in 1899

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“Filipina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Filipina. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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Filipina

noun
Fil·​i·​pi·​na ˌfi-lə-ˈpē-nə How to pronounce Filipina (audio)
: a Filipino girl or woman
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