chi·​no | \ ˈchē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce chino (audio) , ˈshē- How to pronounce chino (audio) \
plural chinos

Definition of chino

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a usually khaki cotton or synthetic-fiber twill of the type used for military uniforms
2 chinos plural : an article of clothing made of chino


geographical name
Chi·​no | \ ˈchē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Chino (audio) \

Definition of Chino (Entry 2 of 2)

city in southwestern California east of Los Angeles population 77,893

Examples of chino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Just Add Water, a show that dressed its teenage mermaids in layered tank tops and chino shorts with seashell pendant necklaces and wet-look hair. Eliza Huber,, 25 Mar. 2021 Some of their summer styles are on sale right now at Amazon up to 30 percent off, including the popular chino shorts for both boys and girls plus breezy tops and dresses. Amanda Tarlton, USA TODAY, 25 June 2020 The candidate then sent a photo of him wearing baggy chino shorts, an orange polo and a zip-up vest. CBS News, 14 Feb. 2020 Wearing the traditional garb alongside chino pants was the correct way of wearing the sherwani, Arfeen adds. Simon Perry,, 16 Oct. 2019 Ahora debe enfrentarse a un gánster chino que ha robado su indestructible corazón y lo ha sustituido por un sofisticado artefacto con batería. Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2019 Some of the pieces are cut wide, for maximum flair; others feature functional patches (one accommodates an AirPod case); and some have a light blue stripe running down the side like a chino version of tuxedo pants. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 17 June 2019 The looks included Lycra running tops worn with a chino and topped with a bucket hat as easily as with runner’s leggings and a flat runner’s pack or with a notched suit jacket and matching trousers. Washington Post, 16 June 2019 The result is the Staples Edition by Louis Vuitton, a 30-piece line of menswear essentials like the overcoat, the blazer, the chino and the low-top sneaker, to name a few, rendered largely in versatile neutrals.... Christine Whitney, WSJ, 25 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of chino


1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chino


origin unknown

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“Chino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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