(pl.) 1943, from Amer.Sp. chino, the name of the fabric from which they are made (see chino).
type of cotton twill cloth, 1943, from Amer.Sp. chino, lit. "toasted;" so called in ref. to its usual color. Earlier (via notion of skin color) chino also meant "child of one white parent, one Indian" (fem. china).