Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Filipino woman or girl.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A native woman of the Philippine Islands.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A female native or inhabitant of the Philippines
  • adjective Of or pertaining to female natives or inhabitants of the Philippines

Etymologies

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

[Spanish filipina, feminine of filipino, Filipino; see Filipino.]

Examples

  • And like you were just saying Betty, I was interested in finding out what would happen if I Googled the word Filipina, three million hits came up and all of the top searches, all dedicated to these mail order brides.

    CNN Transcript May 13, 2007

  • Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday confirmed that a Filipina was the latest to test positive for A (H1N1) virus, according to the

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  • I may not always identify myself as a Filipina or view the world as a "Filipina".

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • I may not always identify myself as a Filipina or view the world as a "Filipina".

    On Pseudonyms, Identity and Feminism

  • Because the ones who are actively using the word "Filipina" online and turning it into a link—very likely men who view Filipinas as sex objects—are the ones who are causing search engine results to paint an unflattering picture of the Filipina.

    Filipina: Yan ang Pinay!

  • DE LA CRUZ (on camera): Taking a look online, if we do a search for the word "Filipina," this is what we find.

    CNN Transcript May 16, 2007

  • It also reminded me that I need to get back to Yan ang Pinay, which has been renamed "Yan ang Filipina," and participate in the "Filipina" Writing Project and Filipina Images.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • DE LA CRUZ (on camera): Taking a look online, if we do a search for the word "Filipina," this is what we find.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2007

  • It also reminded me that I need to get back to Yan ang Pinay, which has been renamed "Yan ang Filipina," and participate in the "Filipina" Writing Project and Filipina Images.

    Bloggers' Kapihan

  • Because the ones who are actively using the word "Filipina" online and turning it into a link—very likely men who view Filipinas as sex objects—are the ones who are causing search engine results to paint an unflattering picture of the Filipina.

    Archive 2007-02-01

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