Chicano

noun
Chi·​ca·​no | \ chi-ˈkä-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Chicano (audio) also shi- \
plural Chicanos

Definition of Chicano

: an American and especially a man or boy of Mexican descent

Other Words from Chicano

Chicano adjective

First Known Use of Chicano

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chicano

Mexican Spanish, alteration of Spanish mexicano Mexican

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“Chicano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chicano. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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Chicano

noun
Chi·​ca·​no | \ chi-ˈkä-nō How to pronounce Chicano (audio) \
plural Chicanos

Kids Definition of Chicano

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: an American of Mexican ancestry

Chicano

adjective

Kids Definition of Chicano (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to Chicanos Chicano artists

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