[ pin-ahy ]
/ ˈpɪn aɪ /
of or relating to female inhabitants of the Philippines or to females of Philippine origin or descent; Filipina.
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.
Words nearby Pinay
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