[ chi-kah-nuh, -kan-uh ]
/ tʃɪˈkɑ nə, -ˈkæn ə /
of or relating to female Mexican Americans or their culture: a conference on Chicana issues.
a Mexican American girl or woman.
DON’T VACILLATE! VANQUISH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
It’d be a real faux pas to miss this quiz on the words from August 3–9, 2020!
Question 1 of 7
What does “vacillate” mean?
Origin of Chicana
First recorded in 1965–70; from Mexican Spanish, feminine of Chicano
historical usage of Chicana
Words nearby Chicana
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020