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.
Chicano rights, rights for disabled people, the whole tradition of civil liberties was created or strengthened by these people.
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.