chino

noun
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

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

First Known Use of chino

Noun

1943, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chino

Noun

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