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American English: /(t)ʃɪˌkɑnoʊ/
British English: /tʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ/
, /ʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ/, /tʃɪˈkeɪnəʊ/

Translation of Chicano in Spanish:

noun plural -nos

  • 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.

Cultural Note: Chicano

Estadounidense de origen mexicano. En un principio el término se usaba como insulto, pero en la actualidad ha dejado de serlo e incluso los propios mexicoamericanos lo prefieren.

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