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[kak-ee, kah-kee] /ˈkæk i, ˈkɑ ki/

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

a similar fabric of wool.
of the color khaki.
made of khaki.
noun (pl) -kis



“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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