from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light olive brown to moderate or light yellowish brown.
- n. A sturdy cloth of this color.
- n. A uniform made of this cloth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dull, yellowish-brown colour, the colour of dust.
- n. Khaki green, a dull green colour.
- n. A strong cloth of wool or cotton, often used for military or other uniforms.
- n. A British person (from the colour of the uniform of British troops).
- adj. Dust-coloured; of the colour of dust.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of a dull brownish yellow, or drab color; -- applied to cloth, originally to a stout brownish cotton cloth, used in making uniforms in the Anglo-Indian army.
- n. Any kind of khaki cloth; hence, a uniform of khaki or, rarely, a soldier clad in khaki. In the United States and British armies khaki or cloth of a very similar color is almost exclusively used for service in the field.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dustcolored or claycolored: adopted from Hindu use.
- n. A kind of light drab or chocolate-colored cloth used for the uniforms of some East Indian regiments.
- Made of the cloth known as khaki (without direct reference to color).
- n. A soldier clad in khaki.
- n. The cause and the policy represented by the khaki-clad military forces operating in South Africa in 1899–1902, and support of the British government in its war policy at that time: as, to vote khaki, that is, to support the government and its measures in carrying on the Boer war.
- n. The bonds issued by the British government in raising money to continue the Boer war.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a yellowish brown color
- n. a sturdy twilled cloth of a yellowish brown color used especially for military uniforms
Urdu khākī, dusty, from Persian, from khāk, dust, from Middle Persian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hindi ख़ाकी / خاکی (xākī), from Persian خاکی (xâki, "dusty, earthy, earth-colored") (Wiktionary)