Khaki



[kak-ee, kah-kee] /ˈkæk i, ˈkɑ ki/

noun, plural khakis.
1.
dull yellowish brown.
2.
a stout, twilled cotton cloth of this color, used especially in making uniforms.
3.
Usually, khakis. (used with a plural verb)

4.
a similar fabric of wool.
adjective
5.
of the color khaki.
6.
made of khaki.
/ˈkɑːkɪ/
noun (pl) -kis
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n.

“dust-colored cloth,” 1857, from Urdu khaki, literally “dusty,” from khak “dust,” from Persian. First introduced in uniforms of British cavalry in India (the Guide Corps, 1846); widely adopted for camouflage purposes in the Boer Wars (1899-1902). As an adjective from 1863. Related: Khakis.

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