a citizen of, or a person living in, the U.S. who is of Mexican descent
Origin of Chicanoaphetic for dialect, dialectal pronunciation of American Spanish Mexicano, Mexican
A Mexican American.
Origin of ChicanoAmerican Spanish chicano, dialectal variant of mexicano, Mexican, from México, Mexico.
- Reflecting Spanish usage, the form Chicana is typically used when applied specifically to women; however, the form Chicano is sometimes used in this case as well.
- (chiefly US) A Chicano person.
From Spanish chicano.