Do you know the expression adik?

@pehpot (4762)
Philippines
October 26, 2008 11:02am CST
I often hear it and in fact my kids used it, when something is bizarre and I do unusual things, my kids will blurted out, ADIK! When my sister was to go on and shopping and my younger sister would ask if she can join her she would blurted out ADIK! when hubby is on the PC and playing online games my kids will blurt out ADIK! I really can't explain the term and the meaning and how it is being used but of course it is somehow related to the term ADDICT or being addicted to something, if you will look the meaning of addict in the web, you will come across [i]An individual who has developed physiologic or psychologic dependence on a chemical such as alcohol or other drugs. [/i] I am really thinking hard how this expression is so popular now and how it is related to any situations it is being used to. [i][b]Do you have any idea guys? ADIK ka din ba? [/b][/i] Ok another one, I was chatting with my siter talking about mylot, and she answered back (in high pitvh tone) ADIK!
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
hi pehpot. well, this is another pinoy slang. the expression initially had something to do with what you wrote. like, instead of physical or psychological dependence on chemical, it's like a certain fondness on to something. and it evolved. now the term "adik" is like saying, "crazy", "impossibly crazy", or "funny crazy". and at times, "annoyingly crazy or impossible." well, this is how people around me use it. i hope this helps. ehehe.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
oh that is the term I am thinking, crazy
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
adik. ehehe.
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
i used that expression also. it means nothing for me its just an expression that im used of saying when someone looks funny to me. there is no big deal, its just an expression and this one is "IN" these days.. hehe...
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
yeah it is, then I can say ADik ka din
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
yes i am!..hehe
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@jessej9 (394)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I often use the term too. But in my case I use it when for example, one person is going to commit his or her time in something like playing the pc for long hours. Another is that when someone is so good at something for example Photoshop. And of course sometimes when people just do or say things that are kind of unusual but still normal I call them Adik. Well we Filipinos really have this habit of making new meanings for words, and we all understand each other but when asked how to explain it, it really is difficult, that's why I love the Pinoys! We can never be boxed in a Dictionary and the meanings of the words in it.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
26 Oct 08
i have no idea what it means, have never heard anybody use it.
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@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
26 Oct 08
my daughter doesnt say those words. i use that expression too especially when i'm with my friends. i'll say "adik ka ba?" lol i guess it's the "in" thing now. no offense about it but everyone uses that expression
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
well, this is an expression, we filipinos, would always use or hear... i think im now an ADIK (addict) to Mylot :)
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
My friend here in mylot and my husband calls me ADIK, ADIK sa mylot. I'm addicted to mylot, I sleep very late at night just because of it and I think about it even at work.
@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
well, just last night i called you adik for having a some sort of fixation over photographers . and then you also called me adik today because i am addicted to my blog so i guess that makes us even. kidding aside, as with most Pinoy expressions, the term has evolved into something of a common word that is taken out of its context to include in everyday conversations. judging from how it is used right now, i think it means crazy or stupid (although the last meaning does not apply to you. just the first one. hahahaha!) pehpot adik! hahahaha!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
31 Oct 08
HI pehpo !!! ADIK ADIK i am so excited and word has its own craze i believe but purely i don know the meaning of ADIK but inspires and gives me a smile after reading your discussion and sure you ask your elder to know the right meaning of ADIK as he can tell you right one
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
It is an expression also that i always hear from my kids and wife,they are teasing me a "mylot adik".i think this kind of expression is funny and i just keep on laughing every time this tease me.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
Hahaha! I once mentioned this term with a chatmate and he associated the term addict with some kind of addiction into something. That somehow annoyed me because all I wanted to say was expression and not some kind of addiction.
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
I have heard of that too but I can't relate, don't even know how to use it. Funny but true.
• India
27 Oct 08
In India this expression has not caught on.It is probably a locally popular expressin in your country. i don't know if it is popular amongswt the youth in the metropolition cities like Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. It hardly takes youngsters to coin anew word. They will soon tire of the old words and start od some new expression which will fox us for a while. Must check with my daughters.
@jep_toyo (1607)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Lol... If you are a Filipino I be you already know what this means. Most of us have experienced being told that we are ADIK because of some weird reason or just because it's their expression.
@salonga (27952)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Yes, I also hear that from the young folks and even from not so young ones! Also from the TV and from the radio. Most of them would say while joking around "Adik!" Well I believe they use this to tease a person who speaks or act like "Addict". But sometimes this is already being over-used...if only to trigger laughter. Well, you know the Filipinos...we are very good in coining words. I hope the Adik tagged to a person will not really lead him to become Addict...ha!ha!ha! Otherwise, problem...big problem!
@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Hahaha. No one has told me that yet, but I guess I am ADIK too since I spend a lot of hours in front of the Internet.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I haven't heard any of my nieces or nephews using this expression... but if it is getting popular... then i think that is the replacement for the ever popular "Pasaway" expression... i wonder where they got that... i don't really watch local shows... but i think that is were they got that expression... usually in Eat Bulaga... Bubble Gang... or Wowowee...
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
27 Oct 08
in my language, the word adik has a meaning... it means younger siblings... it can be your younger brother or younger sister... and we call them adik... that's all i know... take care and have a nice day...
@anne12d (676)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I used that term too when my friends are doing something that they are fond of doing... ADIK!!! LOLS... That knowing them few years back, they haven't change and still doing what I know there doing before... Like shopping, watching DVD non-stop in a day, going to the same place at the same day, like that so I used the term ADIK. I myself is ADIK too. I'm addicted to shopping at the mall and online, always online on my messengers. LOLs... They sometimes ask me if I sleep because I'm always online. then the expression goes... ADIK! LOLs...
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
hi pehpot! i myself use the word "adik" in the online world, and in my forums, we use the term adik for people who is always online and have continued posting and posting for hours, you can see her username everyday. we call that adik. so adik means, that when you love what you are doing and cant get enough of it everyday. i like the term. hahaha take care