Definition of chino in English:

chino

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Pronunciation: /ˈtʃiːnəʊ
 
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noun (plural chinos)

[mass noun]
  • 1A cotton twill fabric, typically khaki-coloured.
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    • 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 cotton trousers made from chino or a similar fabric: she wore crumpled chinos and a football shirt
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    • 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 colour).

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