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live-out

live-out  n.— «There are certainly lots of overseas Filipinos in other countries around the world especially in the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates but the difference with Israel is that not all Filipinos work the same hours...

dirty kitchen

dirty kitchen  n.— «Dirty kitchen (cont.): Actually, that’s the term for a secondary kitchen, often used by Filipinos. As one reader explained to me: “We Filipinos have a small cooking area outside the house where we fry our fish...

skylab

skylab n. a motorbike fitted with a horizontal board at back that can seat several passengers across. Editorial Note: This video at YouTube shows a Filipino skylab in action. In Thailand, a SkyLab is a brand of large three-wheeled motorized...

cha-cha

cha-cha  n.— «This is just one of the questions being raised by overseas Filipinos who are learning that charter change or “Cha Cha” is now the hottest topic of discussion in the Philippines, not a revival of a dance craze...

cariño-brutal

cariño-brutal  adj.— «The study also cited “carino-brutal,” a Filipino Spanish term that literally means “caring-brutal” a term that some Filipinos justify violence against children as a way of disciplining, a sign...

swardspeak

swardspeak n. a cant spoken by Filipino gay and transvestite men. Editorial Note: Swardspeak is a mix of Tagalog (Pilipino), Spanish, English, and other languages spoken in the Philippines and dates back to at least as early as the 1970s. Swardspeak...