Filipina

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Spanish

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Filipina was in 1899

Dictionary Entries Near Filipina

Cite this Entry

“Filipina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Filipina. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Filipina

noun

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