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Gender Neutral: Filipinx

Just recently, Dictionary.Com has recognized the words ‘Filipinx’ and ‘Pinxy’ as gender neutral words to be used in place of the masculine form ‘Filipino, ‘Pinoy’ or feminine form ‘Filipina’, ‘Pinay’. Filipinx is pronounced as filipineks or filipinks whilst Pinxy is pronounced as pinksee.

Filipinx, as defined by Dictionary.Com, refers to ‘of or relating to natives or inhabitants of the Philippines (used in place of the masculine form Filipino or the feminine form Filipina)’; ‘a native or inhabitant of the Philippines (used in place of the masculine form Filipino or the feminine form Filipina)’

Pinxy, according to the same dictionary, is defined as ‘of or relating to natives or inhabitants of the Philippines (used in place of the masculine form Pinoy or the feminine form Pinay); Filipinx.’

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