KILATIS- The Filipino word for carat or the Spanish quilate. In today’s lingo, it refers to the worth of a person or object.
KULASIS- A small bird. In the parlance of our elders, the other woman.
KWENKS- More than tacky. Clownish. Stupid without knowing it.
LANTOK!- One of those expressions some Pinoy seniors invented to take the place of cuss words.
LIBAK- To ruin one’s reputation/ image. Libakera is the false witness.
MASKIPAPS- Originally, this term referred to the way eople dance. Now, it can be use to describe anything as anything goes.
NUYNOY- A reflection or serious thought.
NGAKNGAK- Loud crying by a sulky child. It also refers to gossip or useless talk.
NGASNGAS- the scandal caused by gossip.
NGIKNGIK- an onomatopoeia* for noise made by pigs wanting to be fed.
PABLING- A Lothario; a playboy.
PALIKERO- it has 2 definitions: (a) a rake; (b) someone with a wandering eye. It was taken from the Spanish word, palique- small talk or flirting.
PANDONG- head cover
PENDONG- bald or a person with a receding hairline
PARAK- onomatopoeia for whistling done by policemen.
PAROK- an illegal drug user.
PASTILAAN!- an exclamation meaning Good Grief!
PINTAKASI- (a) patron saint; (b) cockfight during feast days of saints.
RANGYA- Ostentatious, showy.
REMATA- To foreclose.
RIMARIM- Repulsion, aversion, loathing.
SAKADA- Seasonal workers in Negors haciendas that grows sugarcane.
SANO- dull, stupid.
SELANG- the Filipino term for OC- Obsessive- Compulsive
ISPUTING- A dated term for well-dressed that was popular in the 5os and 60s.
TAMBUGAK- Bulkiness, swollen. It’s mostly used with people that are too fat or obese.
TRAPO- aside from TRAditional POlitican, it also means a worn-out rag.
UMADYO- to jump.
UTAK- BIYA- pea- brained. Utak is the Filipino word for brain while Biya is a miniscule fresh water fish.
WARDI- WARDI- poorly- done.