Filipino

noun

Fil·​i·​pi·​no ˌfi-lə-ˈpē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Filipino (audio)
plural Filipinos
1
: a native of the Philippine Islands
2
: a citizen of the Republic of the Philippines
3
: the Tagalog-based official language of the Republic of the Philippines
Filipino adjective

Word History

Etymology

Spanish

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Filipino was circa 1889

Dictionary Entries Near Filipino

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“Filipino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Filipino. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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Filipino

noun

Fil·​i·​pi·​no ˌfil-ə-ˈpē-nō How to pronounce Filipino (audio)
plural Filipinos
: a person born or living in the Philippines
Filipino adjective

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