noun (plural chinos)[mass noun]
1A cotton twill fabric, typically khaki-coloured.
- 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
More example sentences
- 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.
1940s: from Latin American Spanish, literally 'toasted' (referring to the typical colour).
Words that rhyme with chinoalbino, bambino, babycino, beano, Borodino, Borsalino, cappuccino, casino, Comino, concertino, Filipino, fino, Gino, keno, Ladino, Latino, Leno, maraschino, merino, Monte Cassino, Navarino, neutrino, Pacino, palomino, pecorino, Reno, San Marino, Sansovino, Torino, Trevino, Valentino, vino, Zeno
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