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chino1

Syllabification: chi·no
Pronunciation: /ˈCHēnō
 
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noun (plural chinos)

1A cotton twill fabric, typically khaki-colored.
Example sentences
  • The hat is enzyme bio-washed chino twill with silicone softeners, low profile, six panels with sewn eyelets on each panel, and has a self-fabric strap with antique brass slide buckle closure and tuck-in grommet.
  • A college boy inspired range of casual leisurewear which mixes denim, chino and corduroy with splashes of colour, such as orange, red and green.
  • He was wearing a yellow golf shirt, tucked into khaki chino shorts with a call phone clipped to his belt - the Republican uniform.
1.1 (chinos) Casual pants made from chino or a similar fabric.
Example sentences
  • You will see men and women in jeans, chinos, tailored trousers and jackets, anoraks, trainers, sportswear, coats and fleece - all garments developed from the uniform tradition.
  • He therefore does not wear ‘sponge bag’ trousers, similar to chinos, or the flashy, personalised waistcoats sported by William and other prefects.
  • We are told that the company has been making clothing from well before the second world war and the range being sold here include shirts, polos, chinos, semi-formal trousers and ties.

Origin

1940s: from Latin American Spanish, literally 'toasted' (referring to the typical color).

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Syllabification: Chi·no
Pronunciation: /ˈCHēnō
 
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A city in southwestern California, east of Los Angeles; population 83,031 (est. 2008).

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