Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Philippines.
  • n. The Austronesian language that is based on Tagalog, draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages, and is the official language of the Philippines.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Philippines or its peoples, languages, or cultures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A Philippine language used in the Philippines, based on Tagalog, also known as Manileño.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Philippines.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Philippines or its people.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Tagalog, the language of the Philippines.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or relating to the Philippines or its people or customs.
  • adj. of or relating to the language of the Philippines.
  • n. A native or inhabitant of the Philippine Islands, specif. one of Spanish descent or of mixed blood.
  • n. the official language of the Philippines, based on Tagalog. It draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A native of the Philippine Islands; in a restricted sense, a native of more or less pure Spanish descent. Also incorrectly Philippino.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the Philippines or its people or customs
  • n. a native or inhabitant of the Philippines
  • n. official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog; draws its lexicon from other Philippine languages

Etymologies

Spanish filipino, from (Islas) Filipinas, Philippine (Islands).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish Filipinas; from Spanish Felipe, attributed to the King of Spain. (Wiktionary)

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