A pair of chino pants.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a strong, khaki-colored, twilled-cotton cloth used for work clothes, uniforms, etc.
- pants of chino for casual wear
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Spanish chino, person of mixed blood: perhaps origin, originally landowner was a person of mixed blood
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noun pl. chi·nos
- A coarse twilled cotton fabric used for uniforms and sometimes work or sports clothes.
- Trousers made of a coarse twilled cotton. Often used in the plural.
Origin: American Spanish, mestizo, yellowish (from its original tan color), probably from Spanish chino, Chinese, from China, China.