Chicana

noun
Chi·​ca·​na | \ chi-ˈkä-nə How to pronounce Chicana (audio) also shi- \

Definition of Chicana

: an American woman or girl of Mexican descent

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Chicana adjective

First Known Use of Chicana

1967, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chicana

Mexican Spanish, feminine of chicano

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The first known use of Chicana was in 1967

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“Chicana.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chicana. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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Chicana

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How to pronounce Chicana (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Chicana

: an American woman or girl whose parents or grandparents came from Mexico

Chicana

noun
Chi·​ca·​na | \ chi-ˈkä-nə How to pronounce Chicana (audio) \

Kids Definition of Chicana

: an American woman or girl of Mexican ancestry

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