Chicano

Chicano

[chi-kah-noh, -kan-oh]
noun, plural Chicanos.
1.
a Mexican-American.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Mexican-Americans or their culture.
Compare la raza.


Origin:
1960–65; < Mexican Spanish, by shortening and alteration of mexicano Mexican

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chicano (tʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos
an American citizen of Mexican origin
 
[C20: from Spanish mejicano Mexican]

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Chicano
1947 (n.), from Mex.Sp. dialectal pronunciation of Mexicano "Mexican," with loss of initial unaccented syllable. Probably infl. by Sp. chico "boy," also used as a nickname. The adj. is first attested 1967.
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