Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A Mexican American.

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  • adjective of a person American but of Mexican descent, especially if conscious of one's political identity in the U.S. body politic.
  • adjective of a person Identifying with the mixed-raced heritage of Old World and New World.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Chicano people.
  • noun A Chicano person.

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  • noun a person of Mexican descent

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[American Spanish chicano, dialectal variant of mexicano, Mexican, from México, Mexico.]

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From Spanish chicano.

Examples

  • The term Chicano has been a symbol as a celebration of the older pre-colonial culture of the Aztec, Mayans etc.

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  • Some Hispanics prefer the term Chicano to Hispanic (Not all Mexicans are of Spanish descent-many are indigenous or of other descents), or Latino (Few Mexicans come from areas associated with the Latin language.

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  • Among the artists who defined what is known as the Chicano art movement in L.A. is a painter who goes by the name Gronk.

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  • Chicano is a term that was used at one time in the USA as a political activist designation but that has spilled over into broader usage.

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  • Among the artists who defined what is known as the Chicano art movement in L.A. is a painter who goes by the name Gronk.

    Edward Goldman: Dark, Sexy, Provocative. The Choice Is Yours

  • Chicano is a term that was used at one time in the USA as a political activist designation but that has spilled over into broader usage.

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  • Chicano is a term that was used at one time in the USA as a political activist designation but that has spilled over into broader usage.

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  • Chicano is a term that was used at one time in the USA as a political activist designation but that has spilled over into broader usage.

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  • Chicano is a term that was used at one time in the USA as a political activist designation but that has spilled over into broader usage.

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  • Chicano is a term that was used at one time in the USA as a political activist designation but that has spilled over into broader usage.

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