chino

1
[ chee-noh ]
/ ˈtʃi noʊ /

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.

Origin of chino

1
An Americanism dating back to 1940–45; of uncertain origin

Definition for chino (2 of 4)

chino

2
[ chee-noh ]
/ ˈtʃi noʊ /

noun, plural chi·nos. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.


Origin of chino

2
< Mexican Spanish: person of mixed ancestry, usually black and American Indian; further etymology disputed

Definition for chino (3 of 4)

Chino

[ chee-noh ]
/ ˈtʃi noʊ /

noun

a city in SE California.

Definition 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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