noun, plural khak·is.
- a uniform made of this cloth, especially a military uniform.
- a garment made of this cloth, especially trousers.
Origin of khaki
Examples from the Web for khaki
Sergei was wearing his uniform off-duty when I met him: a khaki t-shirt and a pair of army surplus pants.
The walls were painted seafoam green, and men in blue shirts and khaki pants stood around to ask questions.At the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, a Steady Drip of Toxic Trouble|Eric Nusbaum|February 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Antek Walczak is 44, in khaki shorts and a vintage T-shirt, with a mop of dark hair that leaves him looking younger.Bernadette Corporation: Mutating Art Collective Succeeds in the Avant Garde|Blake Gopnik|September 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She soon finds her soul mate in Sam (Jared Gilman), an orphan and the most unpopular boy in his “Khaki Scout” troupe.‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Review: Wes Anderson Opens Cannes Film Festival|Richard Porton|May 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A small, courtly man, Agee was wearing a Panama hat and khaki suit, as if he had been scripted by Graham Greene.
He saw a straight, slender figure, in flannel shirt and khaki.Overland Red|Henry Herbert Knibbs
Tan stockings, with strappings of khaki wound round them, and moccasins.Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People|Constance D'Arcy Mackay
In khaki there is little telling them one from another, so they became good friends and comrades all around.The Trimmed Lamp|O. Henry
Even at this distance she made out the colour of occasional garments of khaki cloth, or the green of canvas on the packs.The Leopard Woman|Stewart Edward White
A shadowy form sat on a stool before the tent-door—a form that resolved into a young man in khaki and a sun-helmet.Caravans By Night|Harry Hervey
British Dictionary definitions for khaki
noun plural -kis
- a dull yellowish-brown colour
- (as adjective)a khaki background
- a hard-wearing fabric of this colour, used esp for military uniforms
- (as modifier)a khaki jacket
Word Origin for khaki
Word Origin and History for khaki
"dust-colored cloth," 1857, from Urdu khaki, literally "dusty," from khak "dust," from Persian. First introduced in uniforms of British cavalry in India (the Guide Corps, 1846); widely adopted for camouflage purposes in the Boer Wars (1899-1902). As an adjective from 1863. Related: Khakis.