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tʃɪˈkɑ noʊ, -ˈkæn oʊchi·cano

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Chicanonoun

    a person of Mexican descent


  1. Chicanonoun

    A Chicano person.

    Etymology: From chicano.

  2. Chicanoadjective

    American but of Mexican descent, especially if conscious of one's political identity in the U.S. body politic.

    Etymology: From chicano.

  3. Chicanoadjective

    Identifying with the mixed-raced heritage of Old World and New World.

    Etymology: From chicano.

  4. Chicanoadjective

    Of or pertaining to Chicano people.

    Etymology: From chicano.


  1. Chicano

    The terms Chicano/Chicana are used when referencing Mexicans who grew up in the U.S. However, these terms have a wide range of meanings in various parts of the world. The term became widely used during the Chicano Movement, mainly among Mexican Americans, especially during the movement's peak in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Though Chicano was often used to refer to anyone with a Mexican American background, the users at the time understood it to be mainly applicable to the Tejano community. Other terms that are used interchangeably with Chicano are Mexican Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos. Despite its wide spread use, there is a negative attitude often associated with the usage of Chicano and these alternatives serve to avoid those feelings when used in both formal and informal conversation.

Editors Contribution

  1. Chicano

    From the 1936 Gran Diccionario Cuyas, Barcelona: Chicano means a cheat or trickster. Same root as the English word chicanery: deception by artful subterfuge or sophistry.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 5, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chicano in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chicano in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of chicano in a Sentence

  1. Ry Cooder:

    Chavez Ravine is the dawn of Chicano consciousness.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    • A. contiguous
    • B. ambidextrous
    • C. occlusive
    • D. tacky

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