BAKYA

bakya
bakya
wooden shoes, clogs

Saan ba makakabili ng bakya?
Where can one buy wooden slippers?

There is a popular Tagalog folk song titled Bakya Mo, Neneng. You can listen to it with lyrics here.


bakya (slang)
low-class, lowbrow, cheap

bakya (slang)
old-fashioned, backwards

Ang bakya mo!
You’re so provincial.

Related Tagalog words: hamak, makaluma, hindi moderno, baduy, jologs


When Filipinos say “slippers” in English, they usually are referring to tsinelas.