Tagalog

noun
Ta·ga·log | \tə-ˈgä-ˌlȯg \
plural Tagalog or Tagalogs

Definition of Tagalog 

1 : a member of a people of central Luzon

2 : an Austronesian language of the Tagalog people — compare Filipino sense 3

First Known Use of Tagalog

1808, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Tagalog

Tagalog

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Tagalog

Dictionary Entries near Tagalog

tagal

Tagala

tag alder

Tagalog

tagalong

tag along

tag and rag

Statistics for Tagalog

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for Tagalog

The first known use of Tagalog was in 1808

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on Tagalog

See words that rhyme with Tagalog

Comments on Tagalog

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

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

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!