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Meaning of KHAKI

Pronunciation:  'kakee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sturdy twilled cloth of a yellowish brown color used especially for military uniforms
  2. [adj]  of a yellowish brown color similar to olive drab

KHAKI is a 5 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: chromatic
 See Also: cloth, fabric, material, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Kha"ki\ (k[aum]"k[-e]), a. [Hind. kh[=a]k[=i], lit.,
    dusty, dust-colored, fr. Per. kh[=a]k dust.]
    Of a dull brownish yellow, or drab color; -- applied to
    cloth, originally to a stout brownish cotton cloth, used in
    making uniforms in the Anglo-Indian army.
    Note: In the United States service the summer uniform of
          cotton is officially designated khaki; the winter
          uniform of wool, olive drab.
  2. \Kha"ki\, n.
    Any kind of khaki cloth; hence, a uniform of khaki or,
    rarely, a soldier clad in khaki. In the United States and
    British armies khaki or cloth of a very similar color is
    almost exclusively used for service in the field.
Thesaurus Terms
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