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

Examples of chino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This Amazon chino pant is now on sale for under $10 and is available in a variety of inseam options to get the best fit. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 27 May 2024 Young men with silver- and gold-plated lowrider bicycles lounged in chinos and T-shirts, while other men traded stories about cars past. David Gonzalez David Dee Delgado, New York Times, 19 May 2024 This pair of wide-leg chino pants checks all of the boxes of a good pair — and then some. Megan Schaltegger, Peoplemag, 12 Apr. 2024 Men in their 20s, in their 50s, in their 70s, wearing golf shirts and chinos and shorts and hats on backwards, sit and listen. Ryan D'agostino, Men's Health, 22 Aug. 2023 Pair with denim cut-offs to head to a beach, chino shorts for a sightseeing day, and a skirt or coated jeans for a fancy dinner out. Gabrielle Porcaro, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2024 Stern was dressed in chinos and an oversized wool blazer; Margie, who served as the congregation’s rabbi for fifteen years, until 2020, watched from the audience. Eyal Press, The New Yorker, 13 Mar. 2024 Brooklyn, who held an umbrella over their heads, wore a navy jacket and white tee paired with dark gray chinos. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 4 Mar. 2024 Reflecting the hip-hop heavyweight’s own wardrobe, the line comprises collegiate knitwear, preppy blousons, dandy-esque shirts, and classic chinos. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2024

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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 13 Jun. 2024.

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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