chinos

chino

1 [chee-noh]
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:
1940–45, Americanism; of uncertain origin

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chino

2 [chee-noh]
noun, plural chinos. Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive.

Origin:
< Mexican Spanish: person of mixed racial ancestry, usually black and American Indian; further etymology disputed

Chino

[chee-noh]
noun
a city in SE California.
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chino (ˈtʃiːnəʊ)
 
n , pl -nos
(US) a durable cotton twill cloth
 
[C20: from American Spanish, of obscure origin]

chinos (ˈtʃiːnəʊz)
 
pl n
trousers made of chino

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chinos
(pl.) 1943, from Amer.Sp. chino, the name of the fabric from which they are made (see chino).

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).
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