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Filipina

or fil·i·pi·na

[ fil-uh-pee-nuh ]
/ ˌfɪl əˈpi nə /
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adjective
of or relating to female inhabitants of the Philippines or to females of Philippine origin or descent; Philippine: Don’t ever back-talk a Filipina mom!
noun
Sometimes Offensive. a female inhabitant of the Philippines or a female of Philippine origin or descent.
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Also Informal, Pinay.
Compare Filipino, Filipinx.

Origin of Filipina

First recorded in 1895–1900; from Spanish: feminine of Filipino

usage note for Filipina

Use as a noun in reference to a person (e.g., “a Filipina”) is sometimes considered offensive.
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