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26 Filipino Words Now Officially Part Of The English Language

"Halo-halo," "balikbayan," and "comfort room" are among dozens of new Filipino words in the Oxford English Dictionary.

1. "Mabuhay"

Here are 25 more Filipino words now added to the dictionary along with their meanings quoted verbatim from the OED.

2. "Balikbayan"

3. "High-blood"

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Meaning: Angry, agitated.

4. "Sari-sari store"

5. "Estafa"

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Meaning: Criminal deception, fraud; dishonest dealing.

6. "Despidida"

7. "Carnap"

8. "Halo-halo"

9. "Utang na loob"

10. "Comfort room"

11. "KKB" ("Kaniya-kaniyang bayad")

12. "Barong"

13. "Pan de sal"

14. "Suki"

15. "Bahala na"

16. "Presidentiable"

17. "Baon"

18. "Mani-pedi"

19. "Dirty kitchen"

20. "Sinigang"

21. "Kuya"

22. "Buko juice"

23. "Kikay"

24. "Barangay"

25. "Barkada"

26. "Gimmick"

So there you have it! Let's go have a ~gimmick~ with our barkada.