Definition of Filippine in US English:

Filippine

(also Filipine, Philippine)

adjective

rare
  • Of, belonging to, or dedicated to St Philip Neri; specifically (a) of or relating to the priests of the Oratory of St Philip Neri; (b) designating an order concerned with the education of girls, the Pontifical institute of the Religious Teachers Filippini, founded by St. Lucia Filippini in 1704 in Italy.

noun

rare
  • A father or priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri; an Oratorian.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Giuseppe Baretti (1719–1789), writer. From the name of St Philip (Italian Filippo) Neri, founder of the Congregation of the Fathers of the Oratory at Rome + -ine.

Pronunciation

Filippine

/ˈfɪlɪpʌɪn/