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Definition of "chino" [chi•no]

  • A coarse twilled cotton fabric used for uniforms and sometimes work or sports clothes. (noun)
  • Trousers made of a coarse twilled cotton. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chino" in a sentence
  • "The word "chino" can refer more widely to the durable twill fabric."
  • "She says working in D.F. has been significantly impacting on her practice: "On my first visit to Mexico City two years ago, I was blown away by how differently my body circulated here, how the very arrival of my brown skin and 'chino' hair could itself become a performance art event."
  • "Even if it's a simple chino or pant from the High Street."