Appears to have been derived from the English word “bandy(ing)” which has the following meanings:
- Passing or moving about carelessly.
- Discussing lightly.
- Tossing or striking a ball back and forth.
Pinoy slang for gallivant(ing).
“Mag pabandying-bandying” – To loiter aimlessly; To move around in a relaxed mood.
Equivalent of the Visayan expression “patid-patid sa lata” (literally, “kicking around a tin can”).
A PH movie starring Chiquito and Pilita Corrales, circa 1969.
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