Pi·​li·​pi·​no ˌpi-lə-ˈpē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Pilipino (audio)

Examples of Pilipino in a Sentence

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Word History


Tagalog, literally, Philippine, from Spanish Filipino

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Pilipino was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Pilipino.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pilipino. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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