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Pinay

or pi·nay

[ pin-ahy ]
/ ˈpɪn aɪ /
Informal.
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adjective
of or relating to female inhabitants of the Philippines or to females of Philippine origin or descent; Filipina.
noun
Sometimes Offensive. a Filipina.
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Origin of Pinay

First recorded in 1975–80; from Tagalog; feminine form of Pinoy; see origin at Pinoy

usage note for Pinay

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