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chino1

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun, plural chinos for 2.
1.
a tough, twilled cotton cloth used for uniforms, sports clothes, etc.
2.
Usually, chinos. trousers made of this material.
adjective
3.
made of chino.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45, Americanism; of uncertain origin

chino2

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun, plural chinos. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
Origin
< Mexican Spanish: person of mixed racial ancestry, usually black and American Indian; further etymology disputed

Chino

[chee-noh] /ˈtʃi noʊ/
noun
1.
a city in SE California.
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British Dictionary definitions for chinos

chinos

/ˈtʃiːnəʊz/
plural noun
1.
trousers made of chino

chino

/ˈtʃiːnəʊ/
noun (pl) -nos
1.
(US) a durable cotton twill cloth
Word Origin
C20: from American Spanish, of obscure origin
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Word Origin and History for chinos
n.

(plural) 1943, from American Spanish chino, the name of the fabric from which they are made (see chino).

chino

n.

type of cotton twill cloth, 1943, from American Spanish chino, literally "toasted;" so called in reference to its usual color. Earlier (via notion of skin color) chino meant "child of one white parent, one Indian" (fem. china), perhaps from Quechua čina "female animal, servant." Sources seem to disagree on whether the racial sense or the color sense is original.

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