Ilocano

noun
Ilo·ca·no | \ˌē-lə-ˈkä-(ˌ)nō, ˌi-\
variants: or Ilokano
plural Ilocano or Ilocanos or Ilokano or Ilokanos

Definition of Ilocano 

1 : a member of a major people of northern Luzon in the Philippines

2 : the Austronesian language of the Ilocano people

First Known Use of Ilocano

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Ilocano

Dictionary Entries near Ilocano

ilmenorutile

ilmo

ILO

Ilocano

Iloilo

Iloko

i longa

Statistics for Ilocano

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Ilocano

The first known use of Ilocano was in 1898

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Ilocano

See words that rhyme with Ilocano

Comments on Ilocano

What made you want to look up Ilocano? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!