A pair of rural slippers that uses the wood as platform and leather, rubber, or plastic as strap.
Derived from the Chinese words bak (“wood”) + khiaq (“slippers”).
In Pinoy slang and pop culture, bakya is also used as an idiom to mean “simple taste” or “uncultured” or “no breeding.”
See also “jologs” and “baduy.”
(1) Bakyang-bakya pa rin itong si Maria kahit na matagal na siyang nanirahan sa Amerika. [Maria still has simple tastes even though she has lived in America for a while now.]
(2) Ang bakya mo talaga! [You have such poor taste!]
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