noun, plural chi·nos for 2.
- chinless wonder,
- chinook jargon
Origin of chino1
noun, plural chi·nos. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
Origin of chino2
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
noun plural -nos
Word Origin for chino
(plural) 1943, from American Spanish chino, the name of the fabric from which they are made (see 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.