14 new Pinoy terms enter updated Oxford Dictionary

HSBC Philippines

Filipino words again entered the newest update of the Oxford Dictionary, with at least 14 Pinoy terms.

Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary [via Philippine Primer]

The new entries from the Philippine languages mostly refer to local traditional food and delicacies.

The newest Oxford English Dictionary update includes the following Pinoy words:

Kare-kare – a peanut-based stew

Pancit – any form of cooking made with noodles

Lechon – chiefly in Filipino and Latin America cookery, roasted whole pig

Puto – steamed rice cake, usually accompanied by Dinuguan (also a famous Filipino Food)

Leche Flan – custard made with condensed milk and egg yolks and topped with caramel, a sweet dessert

Balut – a fertilized duck’s egg boiled and eaten in the shell

Non-food Pinoy terms that were added:

Lolo – grandfather

Lola – grandmother

Tita – auntie

Tito – uncle

Yaya – housemaid

Arnis – martial art form

Tabo – dipper

Bayanihan – sense of teamwork.

Filipino words were previously included in the Oxford Dictionary’s OED Midyear Update.

Oxford Dictionary is the largest and longest running language research project. A word is added at the Oxford Dictionary when it sees evidence that prove a word is used in a variety of different sources.

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