Definition of barkada in English:

barkada

noun

Philippine English
  • A group of friends.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Philippine Studies. From Tagalog barkada group of friends from Spanish barcada boat-load.

Pronunciation

barkada

/bɑːˈkadə/

Definition of barkada in English:

barkada

noun

SE Asian
  • (in the Philippines) a group of friends.

    ‘he spent his time drinking and hanging out with his barkada’
    as modifier ‘the ultimate barkada movie’

Origin

Tagalog, from Spanish barcada ‘boatload’.

Pronunciation

barkada

/bɑːˈkadə/