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khaki

khak·i

khaki

 
pronunciation:
khae ki
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
inflections: khakis
definition 1: a dull yellowish brown color.
definition 2: a stout, twilled cloth of this color, used for military uniforms, work clothes, and the like.
definition 3: (often pl.) trousers or uniforms made of this material.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of khaki.
khaki shorts
definition 2: of or pertaining to the color khaki.
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Khaki is a word in the Urdu language that means "dusty." Urdu is the language of Pakistan and is spoken by many Muslims in India. In the 1800s, it was first used in English as a name for the uniforms made of dust-colored fabric worn by the British cavalry in India.
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