wakwak

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Cebuano[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: wak‧wak

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic; named after its supposed call.

Noun[edit]

wakwak

  1. (folklore) a vampiric bird-like creature
  2. (folklore) a form of an ungo or an ungo's familiar
  3. the west wind mahjong tile

Verb[edit]

wakwak

  1. to be a prey or victim to this creature
  2. (of a wakwak) to hunt or attack prey

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Etymology 2[edit]

Associated with the wakwak for being nocturnal. Also a reverse spelling of kawkaw.

Noun[edit]

wakwak

  1. the Philippine frogmouth (Batrachostomus septimus)

Etymology 3[edit]

Compare bagwak.

Noun[edit]

wakwak

  1. the starburst bush (Clerodendrum quadriloculare)

Dupaningan Agta[edit]

Noun[edit]

wakwak

  1. crow

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Kriol[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Wardaman wagwag.

Noun[edit]

wakwak

  1. crow

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Tagalog[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

wakwak

  1. ripped or torn violently disclosing inner structures; disemboweled

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