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Filipino

[fil-uh-pee-noh]
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noun, plural Fil·i·pi·nos.
  1. a native or inhabitant of the Philippines.
  2. Pilipino.
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adjective
  1. Philippine.
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Origin of Filipino

1895–1900; < Spanish, derived from (las Islas) Filipinas Philippine (Islands)
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Filipino

noun
  1. plural -nos a native or inhabitant of the PhilippinesAlso (feminine): Filipina
  2. another name for Tagalog
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the Philippines or their inhabitants
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Word Origin and History for filipino

Filipino

n.

1898 (fem. Filipina), Spanish, from las Islas Filipinas "the Philippine Islands" (see Philippines).

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