Chicano

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Spanish chicano.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Chicano (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly US, of a person) American but of Mexican descent, especially if conscious of one's political identity in the U.S. body politic.
  2. (of a person) Identifying with the mixed-raced heritage of Old World and New World.
  3. Of or pertaining to Chicano people.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Noun[edit]

Chicano (plural Chicanos)

  1. (chiefly US) A Chicano person.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Concise Oxford English Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.

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