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

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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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chicano. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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Chicano

noun
How to pronounce Chicano (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of Chicano

: an American (especially a man or boy) whose parents or grandparents came from Mexico

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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