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Chicano

or chi·ca·no

[ chi-kah-noh, -kan-oh ]
/ tʃɪˈkɑ noʊ, -ˈkæn oʊ /
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adjective

of or relating to Mexican Americans or their culture.

noun, plural Chi·ca·nos.

a Mexican American.

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Compare Chicana, Chican@, Chicanx. See also la raza.

Origin of Chicano

First recorded in 1960–65; from Mexican Spanish, by shortening and alteration of mexicano Mexican

historical usage of Chicano

See Latinx.
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British Dictionary definitions for Chicano

chicano
/ (tʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos

an American citizen of Mexican origin

Word Origin for chicano

C20: from Spanish mejicano Mexican
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