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chino

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[ chee-noh ]
/ ˈtʃi noʊ /
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noun, plural chi·nos for 2.
a tough, twilled cotton cloth used for uniforms, sports clothes, etc.
Usually chinos . trousers made of this material.
adjective
made of chino.
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Origin of chino

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An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for chino (2 of 4)

chino2
[ chee-noh ]
/ ˈtʃi noʊ /

noun, plural chi·nos.Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
a person of mixed ancestry, usually Black and American Indian.

Origin of chino

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From Mexican Spanish; further etymology disputed

Other definitions for chino (3 of 4)

Chino
[ chee-noh ]
/ ˈtʃi noʊ /

noun
a city in SE California.

Other definitions for chino (4 of 4)

Chino-

a combining form representing Chinese in compound words: Chino-Tibetan.
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British Dictionary definitions for chino (1 of 2)

chino
/ (ˈtʃiːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos
US a durable cotton twill cloth

Word Origin for chino

C20: from American Spanish, of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for chino (2 of 2)

Chino-

combining form
of or relating to ChinaSee also Sino-
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