Chican@

or chi·ca·n@

[ chi-kah-nou, ‐kan-ou ]
/ tʃɪˈkɑ naʊ, ‐ˈkæn aʊ /

adjective

of or relating to Mexican Americans or their culture (used in place of the masculine form Chicano or the feminine form Chicana): The Chican@ students on campus are raising awareness about the plight of migrant farmworkers.

noun, plural Chi·ca·n@s.

a Mexican American (used in place of the masculine form Chicano or the feminine form Chicana).

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See also Chicanx.

Origin of Chican@

First recorded in 1995–2000; from the superficial resemblance of @ as a combination of a and o; see Chicanx

historical usage of Chican@

See Latinx.
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