What does pinay mean ?
Pinay is referring to a filipino woman. Pinoy refers to a filipino man and or generally used term in tagalog to address all filipinos.
The words Pinay & Pinoy is actually slang that comes from the last four letters of the word filipino adding a “y”. The slang became popular with the song by Florante song “Akoy isang Pinoy”(“I am a Pinoy”). Sometimes the slang “noypi” is used. Noypi is a derivative of “pinoy”. According to, Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon’s book, Little Manila Is In the Heart, The Making of the Filipina, the word Pinoy/Pinay comes from Filipino-American’s calling themselves ‘pinoy or ‘pinay.
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