Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Spanish filipino, from (Islas) Filipinas, Philippine (Islands).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish Filipinas; from Spanish Felipe, attributed to the King of Spain.

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