chino

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See also: Chino, chinò, and chinō

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From American Spanish pantalones chinos ("Chinese pants"), which was later shortened to simply chinos.

Noun[edit]

chino (countable and uncountable, plural chinos)

  1. A coarse cotton fabric commonly used to make trousers and uniforms.

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkino/, [ˈkiː.no]
  • Hyphenation: chì‧no

Adjective[edit]

chino (feminine singular china, masculine plural chini, feminine plural chine)

  1. lowered, bent, bowed
    Synonyms: curvo, piegato

Verb[edit]

chino

  1. first-person singular present of chinare

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃino/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ino

Etymology 1[edit]

From China +‎ -o.

Adjective[edit]

chino (feminine singular china, masculine plural chinos, feminine plural chinas)

  1. Chinese

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos, feminine china, feminine plural chinas)

  1. Chinese person
  2. (Latin America) (pejorative) Any Oriental person in general: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Mongolian, etc.
    Juan y el chino son amigos.
    Juan and the Japanese guy are friends.

chino m (plural chinos)

  1. Chinese (language)
  2. (colloquial) An incomprehensible language
  3. (colloquial, Cuba, uncountable) chickenpox
    Synonym: varicela
  4. (colloquial) A Chinese-run establishment
    1. a Chinese restaurant
      Synonym: chifa
    2. (Spain) variety store (pound shop, dollar store) owned by a Chinese immigrant
      Synonym: bazar chino
  5. (colloquial, Spain) heroin taken by chasing the dragon

Usage notes[edit]

  • (variety store): Often more used in the plural form with the same meaning. They are called chinos because Chinese citizens own almost all the variety stores in Spain.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Use of enchinar (to pave), from en- + china.

Adjective[edit]

chino (feminine singular china, masculine plural chinos, feminine plural chinas)

  1. curly

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos, feminine china, feminine plural chinas)

  1. someone with curly hair

Etymology 3[edit]

From Quechua/Kichwa čína (servant girl)

Noun[edit]

chino m (plural chinos)

  1. (Colombia) kid
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