Definitions for Khakiˈkæk i, ˈkɑ ki
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
khak•iˈkæk i, ˈkɑ ki(n.; adj.)(pl.)khak•is
(n.)dull yellowish brown.
a stout, usu. twilled fabric of this color, used esp. in making uniforms.
Usu., khakis. a uniform made of this cloth, esp. a military uniform. a garment made of this cloth, esp. trousers.
(adj.)of the color khaki.
made of khaki.
Origin of khaki:
1855–60; < Urdu < Pers khākī dusty =khāk dust +-ī suffix of appurtenance
a sturdy twilled cloth of a yellowish brown color used especially for military uniforms
of a yellowish brown color
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
khaki(adjective)ˈkæk i, ˈkɑ ki
having a greenish brown color, like the color worn by soldiers
a khaki jacket
khaki(noun)ˈkæk i, ˈkɑ ki
a greenish brown color, like the color worn by soldiers
khakiˈkæk i, ˈkɑ ki
pants made of khaki colored material
sometimes confusingly used as an abbreviation of khaki green.
a strong cloth of wool or cotton, often used for military uniforms, used as a school uniform color.
Origin: From ख़ाकी / خاکی, from خاکی
Khaki is a color, a light shade of yellow-brown similar to tan or beige. Khaki is a loanword incorporated from Hindustani ख़ाकी and Urdu خاکی and is originally derived from the Persian: خاکی, which came to English from British India via the British Indian Army. It has been used by many armies around the world for uniforms, including camouflage. It has been used as a color name in English since 1848. In Western fashion, it is a standard color for smart casual dress trousers for civilians. However, the name is sometimes also used to describe a drab green color. In the mid-twentieth century as many Western militaries adopted an olive drab instead of the older, more brownish khaki, the two color names became associated with each other. In French, and German, for example, "khaki" refers to a much darker olive drab-style military green.
Translations for Khaki
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of) a dull brownish or greenish yellow
a khaki uniform; The caf; é was full of men in khaki.
- cáquiPortuguese (BR)
- das KhakiGerman
- kaki; kaki-; mænd i uniformDanish
- رنگ خاکیFarsi
- sivožut, kakiCroatian
- khaki (szövet)Hungarian
- カーキ色 (の)Japanese
- chaki spalva; chaki spalvosLithuanian
- haki krāsa; haki krāsas audums/formas tērpsLatvian
- berwarna khakiMalay
- رنگ خاکیPersian
- خاورين رنګهPashto
- (цвета) хакиRussian
- kaki bojaSerbian
- 卡其布(的)Chinese (Trad.)
- خاکی رنگUrdu
- kaki, có màu kakiVietnamese
- 卡其布，土黄色Chinese (Simp.)
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