Definition of Chicano in English:

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Chicano

Pronunciation: /tʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ/
/ʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ/ /tʃɪˈkeɪnəʊ/

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.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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