Definition of balikbayan in English:

balikbayan

noun

Philippines
  • A Filipino visiting or returning to the Philippines after a period of living in another country.

    • ‘his return as a balikbayan is part of a growing trend’

Pronunciation

balikbayan

/ˌbälikˈbīən/ /ˌbɑlɪkˈbaɪən/

Origin

Tagalog.