Definition of mabuhay in US English:

mabuhay

exclamation

Philippine English
  • An exclamation of salutation or greeting: long live ——! good luck (to you)! hurrah! cheers!.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Kingsport (Tennessee) Times. From Tagalog mabuhay, lit. ‘live’, imperative of buhay to live.

Pronunciation

mabuhay

/maˈbuːhʌɪ/