Related Terms
Adobo was translated from Spanish word "adobar" which means "marinade". When the Spaniards came and saw the indigenous people make the dish, they referred to it as "adobo de los naturales"... or that marinated dish of the natives.
  • Definition #1:
    Derived from the words "toktok" (knock) at "hangyo" (politely request), initially meant to knock and politely conduct search of a dwelling. It has instead been associated to mean a police operation to enter a dwelling without a warrant and possibly kill individuals without judicial process in the name of the war against drugs.
    submitted by: admin, Apr 2019