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[chee-koh] /ˈtʃi koʊ/
noun, plural chicos.
greasewood (def 1).
Origin of chico
short for chicalote


[chee-koh] /ˈtʃi koʊ/
a city in central California.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • chico, the big ape that has also been mentioned, was often vicious and stubborn.

    Gorillas & Chimpanzees R. L. Garner
  • While we were speaking, chico had stolen back to his corner.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • They allowed that el chico their young patrone ought to hang, and the guards agreed that such was probable.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • chico looked indignantly at us, as if he did not at all like being made fun of.

    In the Wilds of Africa W.H.G. Kingston
  • chico had trouble with his teeth, and Sancho was in great distress about it.

    Daisy Miranda Eliot Swan
British Dictionary definitions for chico


noun (pl) -cos
another name for greasewood (sense 1)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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