- of or relating to Mexican-Americans or their culture.
- a Mexican-American.
Origin of Chicano
Examples from the Web for chicano
I grew up around a Chicano family and was around Mexicans a lot.True Detective Director Cary Fukunaga’s Journey from Pro Snowboarder to Hollywood’s Most Wanted
February 26, 2014
It had a large Latino and Chicano population, of which I became an honorary member because of my dark hair, eyes, and complexion.Red, White, and Muslim
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February 26, 2009
(9 p.m.) Chase away the wintery-mix blues with Chicano Rock!'Momma's Boys' and Other TV Highlights
December 14, 2008
Chicano rights, rights for disabled people, the whole tradition of civil liberties was created or strengthened by these people.Little Brother</p>
- an American citizen of Mexican origin
Word Origin and History for chicano
1947, from Mexican Spanish dialectal pronunciation of Mexicano "Mexican," with loss of initial unaccented syllable [Barnhart]. Said to have been in use among Mexican-Americans from c.1911. Probably influenced by Spanish chico "boy," also used as a nickname. The adjective in English is attested by 1967. Fem. form is Chicana.