etymology of chicano

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Tue Apr 23 14:54:39 UTC 2013

>From the OED:

Etymology:  < Mexican Spanish alteration of Spanish mejicano Mexican.

From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of Michael Newman [Michael.Newman at QC.CUNY.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 9:24 AM

A student of my husband's claimed in class that the word chicano originated as a blend, chico + mexicano.

Any info?

(checked the archive and found a lot on chicano but nothing on the etymology of the word, but I may have missed it)


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