utoy

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alteration of utol (brother, comrade)

Noun[edit]

utoy

  1. (usually Batangas) a young boy; lad
    • 2014, Baldwin G. Gutierrez, I Survive: A Filipino Teacher's Journey to Teaching In the United States, Lulu Press, Inc (→ISBN)
      Utoy, ano gang kurso ang kukunin mo sa college (Brother, what course are you going to take in college)?” I asked my brother once. “Hindi ko pa alam, ... Alamin mo kung saan ka pwede magaral at pagtutulungan naminyan. Maganda nga ...
    • 2005, Gawad Ka Amado, 1999-2005
      [Patuloy na makikipagtalakayan kay Ka Mayo sina Rosa at Bert, samantalang nilalaro ni Jun ang gitara ... Welga? [Hindi makakakibo sina Rosa at Bert, lalapit si Jun at hahabol si Mayo] TANDA: [Kay Jun] Welga ba ito, utoy? ... Pa-saan po sila?
    Utoy, kumusta ka na ga?
    How are you? (when addressing a young person)

Usage notes[edit]

Utoy is primarily used when addressing a young boy (usually by parents) or a person of lower status (by superiors), and usually comes first in sentences, but may come last. The term also entered mainstream Tagalog

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Manila, Standard Tagalog): anak

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