Filipino Slang – Inverted Syllables

Examples of Filipino slang words formed by inverting the order of syllables.

  

tsikot, from kotse
car

goli, from ligo
to take a bath

golets, from the English phrase
Let’s go.

astig, from tigas
tough

gasmati, from matigas
hard-headed or stubborn

yosi, from sigarilyo
cigarette

sampit, from pinsan
cousin

jeproks, from projects
spoiled brat

bokal, from kalbo
bald

Noypi, from Pinoy
Filipino

wetpu, from puwit
butt

senglot, from lasing
drunk

ngetpa, from pangit
ugly

dehins, from hinde
nope (hindi)

japorms, from porma
well-dressed

 
haybu, from buhay
life
 
lugsto, from tulog
sleep

batsi, from sibat
scram, leave

olats, from talo
to lose

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