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 (chĭ-kä′nə, shĭ-)
A Mexican-American woman or girl. See Usage Notes at Chicano, Latina1.

[American Spanish chicana, feminine of chicano, chicano; see Chicano.]

Chi·ca′na adj.


(Peoples) a female with Mexican roots who lives in the United States
(Peoples) relating to Mexican-American women


(tʃɪˈkɑ nə, -ˈkæn ə)

n., pl. -nas.
a Mexican-American girl or woman.
[1965–70; < Mexican Spanish, feminine of Chicano]
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