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khaki

[ kak-ee, kah-kee ]
/ ˈkæk i, ˈkɑ ki /
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noun, plural khak·is.

dull yellowish brown.
a stout, twilled cotton cloth of this color, used especially in making uniforms.
Usually khakis. (used with a plural verb)
  1. a uniform made of this cloth, especially a military uniform.
  2. a garment made of this cloth, especially trousers.
a similar fabric of wool.

adjective

of the color khaki.
made of khaki.

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Origin of khaki

1855–60; <Urdu <Persian khākī dusty, equivalent to khāk dust + suffix of appurtenance

OTHER WORDS FROM khaki

khak·i·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for khaki

khaki
/ (ˈkɑːkɪ) /

noun plural -kis

  1. a dull yellowish-brown colour
  2. (as adjective)a khaki background
  1. a hard-wearing fabric of this colour, used esp for military uniforms
  2. (as modifier)a khaki jacket

Word Origin for khaki

C19: from Urdu, from Persian: dusty, from khāk dust
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