It had a large Latino and Chicano population, of which I became an honorary member because of my dark hair, eyes, and complexion.
(9 p.m.) Chase away the wintery-mix blues with Chicano Rock!
I grew up around a Chicano family and was around Mexicans a lot.
1947, from Mexican Spanish dialectal pronunciation of Mexicano "Mexican," with loss of initial unaccented syllable [Barnhart]. Said to have been in use among Mexican-Americans from c.1911. Probably influenced by Spanish chico "boy," also used as a nickname. The adjective in English is attested by 1967. Fem. form is Chicana.