noun (plural khakis)[mass noun]
- 1A strong cotton or wool fabric of a dull brownish-yellow colour, used especially in military clothing: he was dressed from head to toe in khaki [as modifier]: a regulation-issue khaki overallMore example sentences
- The jacket is manufactured from wool and has khaki cloth patches on the elbows.
- This mixture gave them the appearance of being in khaki and dark police uniform.
- The temperament of men in khaki differs dramatically from state to state.
- 1.1 (khakis) Trousers or other clothing made of khaki: he pulled on his khakisMore example sentences
- I normally wear them to the gym but I also put them on with jeans, khakis, or cargos for a casual weekend look.
- He was casually dressed in a blue sweater over a dress shirt and khakis.
- They're considered a tad dressier than khakis or jeans, but remember that they are not formal in any way.
- 2A dull greenish or brownish-yellow colour: [as modifier]: a pair of khaki Bermuda shortsMore example sentences
- Some ladies however prefer to go neutral in warm beige, sand and khaki combinations.
- Emily was wearing a pair of khaki short shorts and a bright red tank top.
- Mitch looked pretty good with his hair gelled up, and a black button up shirt, and a pair of cut off khaki shorts.
mid 19th century: from Urdu khākī 'dust-coloured', from khāk 'dust', from Persian.
More definitions of khakiDefinition of khaki in:
- The US English dictionary