Definition of Chicano in English:


Line breaks: Chi|cano
Pronunciation: /tʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ
, ʃɪ-, -ˈkeɪn-/

noun (plural Chicanos)

chiefly US
  • (In North America) a person of Mexican origin or descent, especially a man or boy: [as modifier]: Chicano culture See also Chicana.
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    • Until the late 1970s, Los Angeles's Pico-Union district was populated by Mexican immigrants, Chicanos, African Americans, and European Americans.
    • They like having an African-American executive to send to Nigeria, or a Chicano to handle their Mexican accounts.
    • The final straw came when he went to do a cover on Chicanos in Uvalde, Texas.


Mexican Spanish, alteration of Spanish mejicano (masculine) 'Mexican'.

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