Definition of Chicana noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tʃɪˈkɑːnə//
; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪˈkɑːnə//
; BrE BrE//ʃɪˈkɑːnə//
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪˈkɑːnə//
; BrE BrE//tʃɪˈkeɪnə//
, BrE//ʃɪˈkeɪnə//
(especially US English, from Spanish)
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a girl or woman living in the US whose family came from Mexico compare Chicano, Hispanic, Latino Word OriginMexican Spanish, alteration of Spanish mejicana (feminine) ‘Mexican’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Chicana