BINALAKI or BINALAKE

binalaki = binalake
of a male sort


binalaki
tomboy, lesbian, boyish


from the Tagalog word lalake (also spelled lalaki), meaning man



binalaking manok
a hen that looks or acts like a rooster


Up until a few decades ago, the only concept Filipinos had of a female homosexual or a lesbian was that of a female who was butch, a tomboy. In fact, they used the English word tomboy. The word binalaki was only recently coined as a counterpart for binabae, meaning a male homosexual.