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.

Nearby words

  1. chinky,
  2. chinless,
  3. chinless wonder,
  4. chinmen,
  5. chinned,
  6. chino-,
  7. chinoiserie,
  8. chinone,
  9. chinook,
  10. chinook jargon

Origin of chino

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

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

Chino

[ chee-noh ]
/ ˈtʃi noʊ /

noun

a city in SE California.
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Examples from the Web for chinos

  • I can recommend the 'Chinos' in this dodge, who are all adepts in all sorts of 'adulteration' schemes.

    Cocoa and Chocolate|Arthur W. Knapp


British Dictionary definitions for chinos

chinos

/ (ˈtʃiːnəʊz) /

pl n

trousers made of chino

chino

/ (ˈtʃiːnəʊ) /

noun plural -nos

US a durable cotton twill cloth

Word Origin for chino

C20: from American Spanish, of obscure origin

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Word Origin and History for chinos
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