[ chi-kah-nou, ‐kan-ou ]
/ tʃɪˈkɑ naʊ, ‐ˈkæn aʊ /
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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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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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@
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