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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some people are even more productive when wearing relaxing and comfortable clothes like these Bearbottom stretch chino shorts. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 22 Jan. 2023 In warm weather, donning slip-on sneakers with chino shorts and no-show socks is pretty much a failsafe style. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 10 Jan. 2023 This provides an appearance closer to a slim fit chino, allowing for more elevated styling. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 4 Jan. 2023 His style has evolved into more casual wear with sportcoats, light jackets, and five-pocket chino pants, though custom suits are still part of the wardrobe. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 9 Dec. 2022 The Commission is cut like a familiar chino while the ABC echoes an elemental jean. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 15 Aug. 2022 Bonobos’ casual-cool stretch cotton chino pants are comfy on you and your wallet at 30 percent off. Thomas Hindle, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 July 2022 For anywhere, all-the-time chino shorts look to L.L. Bean’s khaki offering in a relaxed fit. Bernd Fischer, Men's Health, 16 June 2022 These are a classic chino with just the right amount of stretch. Editors Of Men's Health, Men's Health, 6 May 2022 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of chino was in 1943

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Cite this Entry

“Chino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


chi·​no ˈchē-nō How to pronounce chino (audio) ˈshē- How to pronounce chino (audio)
plural chinos
: a usually khaki cotton fabric
: an article of clothing made of chino
usually used in plural

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Chi·​no ˈchē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Chino (audio)
city in southwestern California east of Los Angeles population 77,893
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