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Definition of "khaki" []

  • A light olive brown to moderate or light yellowish brown. (noun)
  • A sturdy cloth of this color. (noun)
  • A uniform made of this cloth. (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 "khaki" in a sentence
  • "Linen no mater what color even "khaki" is limited to late spring - Easter through the summer and should probably not be seen after mid September."
  • "More accurately, the correct shade of "khaki" is the color of "Multani Mitti", meaning "the mud of Multan"."
  • "The word "khaki," derived from the Hindi word for dust, traditionally refers to a specific color -- a shade of tan or beige -- and the term was used as far back as the 1840s to refer to the cotton twill uniforms worn by British colonial forces in India."