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chino1

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun, plural chinos for 2.
1.
a tough, twilled cotton cloth used for uniforms, sports clothes, etc.
2.
Usually, chinos. trousers made of this material.
adjective
3.
made of chino.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; of uncertain origin

chino2

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun, plural chinos. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
Origin
< Mexican Spanish: person of mixed ancestry, usually black and American Indian; further etymology disputed

Chino

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun
1.
a city in SE California.

Chino-

1.
a combining form representing Chinese, in compound words:
Chino-Tibetan.
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  • Somewhere between a chino and a jean lies the perfect mix of rugged outdoor comfort.
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chino

/ˈtʃiːnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
(US) a durable cotton twill cloth
Word Origin
C20: from American Spanish, of obscure origin

Chino-

combining form
1.
of or relating to China See also Sino-
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Word Origin and History for chino
n.

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.

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