Definition of khaki
1a : a khaki-colored cloth made usually of cotton or wool and used especially for military uniformsb : a garment of this cloth; especially : a military uniform —usually used in plural
2 : a light yellowish brown
Examples of khaki in a Sentence
a military uniform made of khaki
Recent Examples of khaki from the Web
Dressed in a blue and white plaid shirt and khaki pants, Eric Hummel sat by himself as attorneys prepared for the court hearing to begin.
Another scene shows Belgian fighter, Abu Aisha, choosing between camouflage and khaki slacks.
Shan said, comfortable in a blue, Oxford button-down shirt and khaki pants.
His uniform was a white oxford shirt and khaki pants.
Williams wore an off-the-shoulder red dress by Reformation (which retails for $198) and Walsh wore a casual white dress shirt and khaki trousers.
Perhaps the most cringe-worthy came from Martine Rose: done in khaki for that dopey tourist vibe, complete with large cargo pockets that spanned the whole thigh.
Next to Stewart, who is dressed in crisp, white capris and a chic khaki jacket, sits Snoop in baggy shorts and a royal blue Regulator hoodie, his dreads swathed in a blue bandanna.
The khaki or denim shorts above would both pair well.
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Did You Know?
In the mid-19th century, units of the British Indian Army applied the Hindi word khāki, “dust-colored, brown,” to the color of a uniform cloth. Dull brown uniforms were preferred because they did not show dirt, but the major reason that all colonial units of the British Army eventually adopted them was because they made excellent camouflage. Today we typically associate khaki with fashionable casualness and a summery look rather than British military uniforms
Origin and Etymology of khaki
Hindi & Urdu khākī dust-colored, from khāk dust, from Persian
First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
KHAKI Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of khaki for English Language Learners
: a yellowish-brown cloth
khakis : pants made of khaki
: a yellowish-brown color
KHAKI Defined for Kids
Definition of khaki for Students
1 : a light yellowish brown cloth used especially for military uniforms
2 khakis plural : a pair of pants made of khaki
3 : a light yellowish brown
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