BUNOT

This word has different meanings depending on which syllable is accented.

Bunót (accented on the second syllable) refers to a coconut husk commonly used to polish floors. You place your foot on it and use your leg power to move in such a way as to scrub the floor.

Bunot of the Philippines

bunot
to pull up, to uproot

binunutan ng buhok
had hair plucked out

Bunutin mo ito.
Pull this out.

magpabunot
to have something plucked out

Magpabunot ka ng ngipin sa dentista.
Have a dentist pull your tooth out.

Takot akong magapabunot ng ngipin.
I’m afraid to have a tooth extracted.


pabunot
a “pick and win” party game in which kids choose numbers corresponding to prizes