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 chinos (2 of 3)

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 chinos (3 of 3)

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 (1 of 2)

chinos

/ (ˈtʃiːnəʊz) /

pl n

trousers made of chino

British Dictionary definitions for chinos (2 of 2)

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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