Definition of despedida in English:

despedida

noun

Philippine English
  • More fully "despedida party". A social event honouring someone who is about to depart on a journey or leave an organization; a going-away party.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in The Washington Post. From Spanish despedida farewell, use as noun of the feminine of the past participle of despedir from de- + espedir.

Pronunciation

despedida

/dɛspəˈdiːdə/