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Chicano

[chi-kah-noh, -kan-oh] /tʃɪˈkɑ noʊ, -ˈkæn oʊ/
noun, plural Chicanos.
1.
a Mexican-American.
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to Mexican-Americans or their culture.
Compare la raza.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; < Mexican Spanish, by shortening and alteration of mexicano Mexican
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British Dictionary definitions for chicanos

chicano

/tʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
an American citizen of Mexican origin
Word Origin
C20: from Spanish mejicano Mexican
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Word Origin and History for chicanos
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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chicanos in Culture
Chicanos [(chi-kah-nohz)]

Mexican-Americans; short for the Spanish word mexicanos, which is sometimes pronounced mechicanos. In recent years, Latino and Latina have become more widely used to describe Hispanic-Americans in general.

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