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



    BrE BrE//ˈkɑːki//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːki//
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  1. 1 [uncountable] a strong greenish or yellowish brown cloth, used especially for making military uniforms
  2. 2 [uncountable] a dull greenish or yellowish brown colour
  3. 3khakis [plural] (North American English) trousers/pants made from khaki cloth He wore a pair of baggy khakis.
  4. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Urdu k̲ākī ‘dust-coloured’, from k̲āk ‘dust’, from Persian.

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