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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chee-noh]
    • /ˈtʃi noʊ/
    • /ˈtʃiː.nəʊz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chee-noh]
    • /ˈtʃi noʊ/

Definitions of chinos word

  • noun plural chinos Chinos are casual, loose trousers made from cotton. 3
  • noun plural chinos trousers made of chino 3
  • noun plural chinos a tough, twilled cotton cloth used for uniforms, sports clothes, etc. 1
  • noun plural chinos Usually, chinos. trousers made of this material. 1
  • abbreviation CHINOS Chicano. 1
  • adjective chinos made of chino. 1

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Origin of chinos

First appearance:

before 1940
One of the 7% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1940-45; of uncertain origin

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Parts of speech for Chinos


chinos popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 68% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chinos usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chinos

noun chinos

  • trousers — a leg of a pair of trousers.
  • jeans — born 1921, Grand Duke of Luxembourg 1964–2000.
  • drawers — a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.
  • dungareesdungarees. work clothes, overalls, etc., of blue denim. blue jeans.
  • panties — panties.

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