The Alternative Tagalog Dictionary

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abnoy etymology English abnormal. pronunciation
  • /ɐb.ˈnɔi/
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adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. (informal)Oddly-behaving.
  2. (informal)Crazy, in both senses of risky or mentally unstable..
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (informal)A freak.
  2. (informal)An eccentric.
abubot
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (informal) Article, thing, junk. Kung anu-anong abubot ang nasa silid niya, wala na tuloy malakaran kun'di ang kama. His room has so much junk, there isn't a spot to walk on but the bed.
ari
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. Property, ownership.
  2. (vulgar slang) A private part; the private parts.
verb: {{head}}
  1. To allow: conjugates into maaari.
  2. To own something as property.
ate
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. A big sister: an elder sister, especially the eldest. Nagluto sina ate at nanay ng aming pananghalian. — Our big sister and Mother prepared lunch.
  2. (informal) Any female who deserves respect or reverence because of her age. Bumili ako ng pagkain kay ate. — I bought my food from the food stall vendor.
  3. (informal) Any female who belongs to a higher education level than to someone else, a senior. Tinanong ko ang ate sa hayskul, "Ate, ano po ang mga gawain niyo sa hayskul". — I asked my senior from high school, "What activities do you do in high school?"
bakla
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) An effeminate man
  2. A hermaphrodite
  3. A gay male
banban
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) weak, powerless, slow in comprehension.
bato etymology From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian, from Proto-Austronesian (compare Cebuano bato, Fijian vatu, Hawaiian haku, Hiligaynon bato, Iloko bato, Indonesian batu, Pampanga batu, Malagasy vato, Malay batu, Maori whatu, Sundanese batu). pronunciation
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  1. Stone.
  2. (idiomatic, colloquial) A bore person.
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  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) To be bore. Nababato na ako sa kahihintay. I am almost turning into stone from all the waiting.
bebot pronunciation
  • /ˈbɛːbɔt/
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (slang) An attractive woman. Huy pare, tingnan mo 'yung bebot sumayaw. Hataw kung gumalaw! Hey dude, check out that hottie dancing. She can move!
burat
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (slang) penis
champektib etymology Blend of chamba, an alternate spelling of tsamba and perspektib, transliterated from English perspective.
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (informal) Of drafting and architectural graphics, achieving believable perspective drawing through sheer luck.
engot
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) dumb, stupid or gullible person.
Gapo
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (slang) , .
gets etymology From get it.
verb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) To understand. Hindi nila gets. They do not understand.
GI
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (informal) Genuine Intsik; a term used generally or exclusively by naturalized Chinese people in the Philippines to refer to Chinese citizens raised in China. Ang lalim ng Chinese (vocabulary) ng GI na nakilala ko at 'di kami nagkaintindihan kahit sabay kaming gumagamit ng Mandarin. The Chinese (vocabulary) used by the GI I met was deep and we couldn't understand each other despite both our conversing in Mandarin.
halimaw pronunciation
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noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. Monster.
  2. (colloquial) A very talented or intelligent person. Halimaw si Bryan; 'di kumulang sa limang lengguwahe ang kabisado niya. Bryan is the shit; he's fluent in no less than five languages.
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. Resembling a monster.
Intsik
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  1. (informal) The Chinese people, language, or culture.
Synonyms: Tsino, Tsekwa
jologs Alternative forms: jologz, jolog (Filipino slang)
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. A young person from the squatter area, usually a teenaged male or female. May mga jologs na nakatira duon sa may creek Some punks live there in the creekside slums
  2. Any person deemed to be acting, exhibiting behaviour, in a manner similar to the commonly observed behaviour of slum teenagers. `Wag ka nga magulo, jologs ka ... Hey cut it out, you're being jologs...
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. Gaudy, unelegant, or without refinement in taste. Pang-jologs na damit, pang-jologs na abubot Typical jologs getups, gaudy accessories
related terms:
  • adik
  • coño or konyo
  • corny
  • gago
  • panggulo
  • skwaking
  • tambay or istambay
Synonyms: baduy, chaka
verb: {head|tl|verb}}
  1. (informal) to make a complete jackass of oneself; to do something without refinement Gusto kong magwala, jumologs... -- I wanna go wild, get crunk...
  2. to go out of fashion Nang nauso ang mga cellphone, naging jologs ang mga beeper at pager hanggang sa ang mga ito'y nawala sa araw-araw na gamitan. -- When cellphones came to rise, beepers and pagers became unfashionable until these disappeared from everyday things.
  3. (informal) to punk; to play practical jokes on people for cheap thrills Jologin natin siya. -- Let's punk him/her.
  4. (informal) to backstab. (compare definition 3 above) Jinolog mo ako! -- You backstabbed me!
kami etymology From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kami, from Proto-Austronesian *kami. pronunciation
  • /kaˈmɪ/ or /kaˈmɛ/ (colloquial)
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pronoun: {{head}}
  1. we; us—exclusive of person spoken to. Nagtatrabaho kami sa isang kumpanya. Ikaw? We work at a company. You?
related terms:
  • namin
kantot
verb: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) to fuck, to copulate
Synonyms: betsyut, bulog, iyot, hindot, kangkang, kasta, kadyut, sibak, popoy, barbake, kayat, ngarat, biyak, uyot
kapal etymology From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian (compare Indonesian tebal, Malay tebal).
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. thickness
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  1. to grow thicker Kumakapal ang alikabok sa mesa nang nakaliligtaan na itong linisin. -- The dust on the table thickens as it is being forgotten to clean.
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  1. thickness Makapal ang tela ng damit kaya mainit ang pakiramdam kapag isinuot ito. -- The shirt's fabric is thick hence wearing it feels hot.
  2. (colloquial) Being too cocky to the point of criticizing bluntly. Ang kapal talaga ng hayop na yun! -- That pig is so full of himself!
kaya pronunciation
  • (able; to be able) /ˈkaːɪa/
  • (so) /kaˈɪa/
  • (for emphasis) /kaˈɪaʔ/
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adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. Able. Kaya natin ito! We can do this!
conjunction: {{head}}
  1. So, for cause and effect. Marami siyang ginawang trabaho kaya pag-uwi niya'y nakatulog siya agad. He'd done a lot of work so as soon as he got home, he fell asleep instantly.
interjection: {{head}}
  1. (informal) Expression for emphasis. Lagi mong iniisip na pangit ka. Maganda ka kaya. You always think you're ugly. You're very pretty, you know.
verb: {{head}}
  1. To be able to; to strive to. Kinakaya ng magtataho na magbuhat ng dalawang baldeng puno ng taho. The taho vendor forces himself to carry two full pails of soybean.
kiki
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (informal) vagina, vulva
{{rfquote}} Synonyms: puke
kodigo
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Cheat sheet. Ang halata naman ng kodigo mo! Mahuhuli ka n'yan sa exam. Your cheat sheet is so obvious! You'll get caught in the exam.
konyo etymology From Spanish coño.
noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) A person who belongs to wealthy, Spanish- or English-speaking families. Also written as coño
  2. (slang) A wealthy person raised or living in a .
  3. (slang) Insular Spaniard, regardless of socioeconomic status.
kupal pronunciation
  • /ˈkuːpal/
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar, derogatory) An asshole.
  2. Smegma; prepuce.
related terms:
  • tamod
verb: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar, derogatory) Of being obnoxious. Kumukupal ka nanaman; 'wag ka nga! You're shitting around again; buzz off!
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. (vulgar, derogatory) Asshole; bitch; prick. Kupal ka; ang sama ng ginagawa mong paninira sa kapatid mo. You're being an ass; that's cruel of you to say nasty things about your brother.
  2. Smegma-like.
interjection: {{head}}
  1. Crap! Kupal naman o, hanggang baywang na ang tubig-baha! Oh crap, the floodwaters are waist-high!
related terms:
  • ano ba 'yan
  • diyos ko po
  • putang ina
kuya
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. A big brother: any elder brother, especially the eldest. Tumutulong si kuya sa aming mga magulang sa mga gawaing bahay. Our big brother helps our parents do housework.
  2. (informal) Any male who is deserving respect or reverence because of his age. Bumili ako ng sorbetes kay kuya. — I bought ice cream from the ice cream vendor.
  3. (informal) Any male who belongs to a higher education level than someone else, a senior. Tinanong ko ang kuya sa hayskul, "Kuya, ano po ang mga gawain niyo sa hayskul". — I asked my senior from high school, "What activities do you do in high school?"
madugo pronunciation
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adjective: {{head}}
  1. Bloody.
  2. (colloquial) Extremely difficult. Engineering ang kukunin mong kurso? Naku, madugo 'yan. You're going to take Engineering as a course? My, that'd be tough.
migmig etymology From the syllable mig on immigration agents.
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (slang) immigration agents
nosebleed etymology From the English nosebleed.
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (informal) A highly intellectual idea, argument, or task. Nosebleed ang mag-memoriya ng sangkatutak na mga formula sa isang gabi. -- Memorizing a whole bunch of formulas in one night is a nosebleed.
verb: {{head}}
  1. (informal) Of facing or tackling a highly intellectual idea, argument, or task.
Noypi etymology Reversed form of pinoy
proper noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang) A Filipino; a person who is Filipino in ethnicity.
pokpok pronunciation
  • /ˈpɔk.pɔk/
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noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) Prostitute.
  2. (slang, derogatory) Whore; ho; skank.
Synonyms: puta
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) Skanky; sexually promiscuous.
Synonyms: malandi
pok-pok
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative) Slut, whore, hooker, nymphomaniac.
puta
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (pejorative, vulgar) Prostitute, whore, slut.
putang ina Alternative forms: putang-ina, putangina, tangina etymology Tagalog puta (prostitute), -ng (adjectival suffix), and ina (mother).
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) Prostitute mother.
  2. (idiomatic, vulgar) Anyone contempt. Nakita ko si putang-ina, nakasalubong ko pa! Nakakuha siya ng ngiting pulitiko mula sa'kin. I saw the fucker, even bumped into him! He got a politician's smile from me.
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. (vulgar) Annoying, wretched, fucked up. Umaasa ka pa sa putang inang ex mo, e mukhang wala na siyang pakialam sa'yo kahit humagulgol ka. You're still expectant over your jerk ex, but she doesn't even seem to care about you as you languish.
interjection: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) Fuck! — may be negative or positive Putang ina, bagsak ako sa Religion! Shit, I failed Religion class! Putang ina, ang galing niyang maggitara! Holy cow, he's really good at playing the guitar!
related terms:
  • ano ba 'yan
  • diyos ko po
  • kupal
putang ina mo {{attention}} etymology Literally meaning "your mother is a whore", from Spanish puta + Iloko ina + mo.
phrase: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) son of a bitch Putang ina mo! Your mother is a prostitute!
Considered the worst of Tagalog vulgarities.
sampo pronunciation
  • /samˈpɔ/
cardinal number: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, cardinal) Ten; common pronunciation of sampu.
sampu Alternative forms: (colloquial) sampo pronunciation
  • /sam.puʔ/
  • sam-pu'
cardinal number: {{head}}
  1. (cardinal) ten
  • To describe the quantity of something, the number is placed before the noun and affixed with a -ng when the word ends with a vowel, and a separate word na for a consonant. Isang saging, dalawang pinya Apat na mansanas, anim na mangga
siyam etymology From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *hiwa, from Proto-Austronesian *Siwa. pronunciation
  • /siˈjam/
  • (colloquial) /ˈʃjam/
numeral: {{head}}
  1. (cardinal) nine
  • To describe the quantity of something, the number is placed before the noun and affixed with a -ng when the word ends with a vowel, and a separate word na for a consonant. Isang saging, dalawang pinya Apat na mansanas, anim na mangga
slang
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, informal) A thick foreign accent in English. Ayos ka mag-Ingles a, parang Kano, slang na slang! That´s some English diction you have, like an American, with their accent!
sosyal etymology English social. pronunciation
  • /so.ʃal/
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. (informal) Posh. Sosyal ang bagong cellphone ni Lara. Lara's new cellphone is posh.
related terms:
  • conyo
interjection: {{head}}
  1. (informal) A verbal filler connoting achievement. Sosyal naman, na-promote ka sa trabaho! Congrats! Nice, you got promoted at work! Congratulations!
tae etymology From Proto-Austronesian (compare Indonesian tahi). pronunciation
  • (noun and interjection) /ˈtaːʔeː/
  • (verb) /taʔˈeː/
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noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. feces
Synonyms: dumi, (informal) jebs
interjection: {{head}}!
  1. Shit!
tara etymology From tayo.
verb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) Let's go. Tara, alisan na. Let's go, it's time to leave.
tate
noun: {{attention}} {{tl-noun}}
  1. (slang) The United States.
T-bird
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Lesbian, especially a masculine lesbian.
tenga etymology {{rfe}} pronunciation
  • /ˈtɛːŋa/
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noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) ear
  2. alternative spelling of tainga
tibo pronunciation
  • /tɪˈbɔʔ/
etymology Compare with English terms tomboy and t-bird.
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (slang) Lesbian.
Synonyms: tomboy
tomboy etymology English tomboy.
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) a boyish girl
  2. (colloquial) a lesbian
Synonyms: tibo
Tsekwa
proper noun: {{head}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) The Chinese people, language, or culture.
Synonyms: Tsino, Intsik
tyane
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) cheapskate
Synonyms: kuripot
University of Recto
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. (idiomatic, slang, derogatory) A term alluding to a nonexistent school along Recto Avenue, Manila, well-known for its diploma mill and falsified documents. Kailan ka pa nagka-diploma? Graduate ka ng University of Recto, ´no? Since when did you get a diploma? You graduated from the University of Recto, didn´t you?
walang hiya etymology From wala (without), -ng (adjectival suffix), and hiya (shame). pronunciation
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interjection: {{head}}
  1. (pejorative, literally) Shameless.
  2. An exclamation to a shocking or aggravating wrongdoing.
adjective: {{tl-adj}}
  1. Of being inconsiderate, rude, or selfish.
noun: {{tl-noun}}
  1. An inconsiderate person.

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