Filipinx

or fil·i·pi·nx

[ fil-uh-pee-neks, ‐pingks ]
/ ˌfɪl əˈpi nɛks, ‐ˈpɪŋks /

adjective

of or relating to people of Philippine origin or descent, especially those living in the United States (used in place of the masculine form Filipino or the feminine form Filipina): a Filipinx singer-songwriter.

noun, plural Fil·i·pi·nxs [fil-uh-pee-nek-siz], /ˌfɪl əˈpi nɛk sɪz/, (especially collectively) Fil·i·pi·nx.

Sometimes Offensive. a person of Philippine origin or descent, especially one living in the United States (used in place of the masculine form Filipino or the feminine form Filipina).

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Also Informal, Pinxy.

Origin of Filipinx

First recorded 2010–15; Filipina or Filipino + x3 (in the sense “unknown quantity or variable”)

usage note for Filipinx

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

historical usage of Filipinx

See Latinx.
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