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.

what does pinay mean
what does pinay mean

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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