Chicano meaning

chĭ-kä'nō, shĭ-
A Mexican American.
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A citizen of, or a person living in, the U.S. who is of Mexican descent.
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Of Chicanos.
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(chiefly US, of a person) American but of Mexican descent, especially if conscious of one's political identity in the U.S. body politic.
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(of a person) Identifying with the mixed-raced heritage of Old World and New World.
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Of or pertaining to Chicano people.
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(chiefly US) A Chicano person.
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Origin of chicano

  • American Spanish chicano dialectal variant of mexicano Mexican from México Mexico
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Spanish chicano.
    From Wiktionary