binalaki = binalake
of a male sort

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.