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[chi-kah-nuh, -kan-uh] /tʃɪˈkɑ nə, -ˈkæn ə/

a Mexican-American girl or woman.
of or relating to female Mexican-Americans or their culture:
a conference on Chicana issues.


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  • Chicanery

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  • Chicano

    [chi-kah-noh, -kan-oh] /tʃɪˈkɑ noʊ, -ˈkæn oʊ/ noun, plural Chicanos. 1. a Mexican-American. adjective 2. of or relating to Mexican-Americans or their culture. /tʃɪˈkɑːnəʊ/ noun (pl) -nos 1. an American citizen of Mexican origin n. 1947, from Mexican Spanish dialectal pronunciation of Mexicano “Mexican,” with loss of initial unaccented syllable [Barnhart]. Said to have been in […]

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