BONGGA

bongga
stylish (in a loud way)

bongga
outlandish (in a good way)

bongga
extravagant
(in reference to a party)

bonggang bongga
very stylish, lavish, ostentatious

Ang bongga mo.
“You so fancy.”

pabonggahan
competition to see who’s more stylish or
who can hold the more lavish party

The Tagalog word bongga is slang from the 1980’s that is now coming back into vogue due to use in advertisements.

It was made popular in the song and movie titled Bongga Ka, Day! (You’re Stylish, Girl!) from the late 70s and early 80s. More recently, the phrase was spoofed in the movie title Bongga Ka, Boy (You’re Stylish, Boy!)