Definitions

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

  • noun A coarse twilled cotton fabric used for uniforms and sometimes work or sports clothes.
  • noun Pants made of a coarse twilled cotton.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A person of one quarter Indian and three quarters negro blood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a coarse, tough, twilled cotton fabric used for uniforms or sports clothes.

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  • noun A coarse cotton fabric commonly used to make trousers and uniforms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a coarse twilled cotton fabric frequently used for uniforms
  • noun trousers made with chino cloth

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, mestizo, yellowish (from its original tan color), probably from Spanish chino, Chinese, from China, China.]

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American Spanish

Examples

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  • "And you send your dark messengers to tempt me.

    I come from Chino so all your threats are empty"

    February 20, 2007

  • "I wear chinos so all your... uh... Well, I only wear them because I can't wear jeans to work every day."

    That's decidedly less lyrical.

    February 21, 2007

  • also means curls or curly, as in tiene el pelo chino (he/she has curly hair)

    but it only has this definition in Mexico

    April 16, 2009