Chicanx

or chi·ca·nx

[ chi-kah-neks, ‐kan-eks ]
/ tʃɪˈkɑ nɛks, ‐ˈkæn ɛks /

adjective

of or relating to Mexican Americans or their culture (used in place of the masculine form Chicano, the feminine form Chicana, or the gender-binary form Chican@): The class studied several novels by Chicanx authors.

noun, plural Chi·ca·nxs [chi-kah-nek-siz, ‐kan-ek‐] /tʃɪˈkɑ nɛk sɪz, ‐ˈkæn ɛk‐/, (especially collectively) Chi·ca·nx.

a Mexican American (used in place of the masculine form Chicano, the feminine form Chicana, or the gender-binary form Chican@).
See also Chican@.

Origin of Chicanx

First recorded in 2000–05; Chican(a) or Chican(o) + x in the sense “unknown quantity or variable”; see Chican@

Word story

See Latinx.
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