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
Related Words for khakibeige, drab, brownish, tan, cream, taupe, camel, off-white, gown, regalia, attire, garb, costume, suit, robe, dress, fawn, ginger, toast, amber
Examples from the Web for khaki
Contemporary Examples of khaki
Sergei was wearing his uniform off-duty when I met him: a khaki t-shirt and a pair of army surplus pants.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
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
February 24, 2013
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
September 7, 2012
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
May 17, 2012
A small, courtly man, Agee was wearing a Panama hat and khaki suit, as if he had been scripted by Graham Greene.Jerry Brown's Castro Trouble
A. L. Bardach
October 5, 2010
Historical Examples of khaki
He and I were the only people of all the safari who had khaki coats.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
Officers in khaki came and talked to them about golf and gymkhanas.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Now people will see what it means to wear the khaki uniform.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
There is nothing half-hearted about James when he has his khaki shirt on.
It is conjectured from this that the supply of khaki is already exhausted.
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
"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.