- a tough, twilled cotton cloth used for uniforms, sports clothes, etc.
- Usually chinos. trousers made of this material.
- made of chino.
Origin of chino1
Origin of chino2
- a city in SE California.
- a combining form representing Chinese in compound words: Chino-Tibetan.
Examples from the Web for chino
She recovered and was soon seen in the company of El Chino Antrax, emperor of the Los Antrax hit squad.
Several were of pairs of custom-made sneakers that say “Chino” on the back of the left and “Antrax” on the back of the right.
He eventually gets locked up in Chino, where he shares a cell with Billy Lancing, a black pool hustler from Seattle.Who Stole the Thriller?
March 22, 2010
Polanski did 42 days of diagnostic testing in Chino before being released on January 28, 1978.The Lost Polanski Transcripts
October 2, 2009
He spent 42 days in Chino State Prison for those tests, which also were favorable and recommended probation.Polanski's Next Escape
September 28, 2009
The Chino cook brought the meals, and then came and took them off again.
The "Chino" of course is the merchant of Manila as of all the cities of this part of the world.Wanderings in the Orient
Albert M. Reese
Chino uttered a howl, but was violently restrained from bolting.Gold
The Chino family still exists, near Trent and has never spoken anything but Italian.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
To cap the climax, he taught poor “Chino” to stand at attention, and ordered him to ever thus stand when in his august presence.Bamboo Tales
Ira L. Reeves
- US a durable cotton twill cloth
- of or relating to ChinaSee also Sino-
Word Origin and History for chino
type of cotton twill cloth, 1943, from American Spanish chino, literally "toasted;" so called in reference to its usual color. Earlier (via notion of skin color) chino meant "child of one white parent, one Indian" (fem. china), perhaps from Quechua čina "female animal, servant." Sources seem to disagree on whether the racial sense or the color sense is original.