Chicano

noun
Chi·​ca·​no | \ chi-ˈkä-(ˌ)nō 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

noun

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 \
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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