What does Khaki mean?
Khaki is a beige to yellow military color and the garment is usually a men’s army style trouser made of a twill cotton fabric.
Heddels explains Khaki
The name khaki is a Hindi word aptly meaning “dust-colored”, and originally referred to the tan dye color used on trousers. Legend has it that khakis developed in the 1840s when British officers in India would soak their white clothes in tea, mud, or curry powder in an attempt to blend in with the landscape.
They became popular with the public during the 1950s as a recoil to the beatnik movement. Today, they are used as both business and casual wear, and are known for their minimal care and comfortable fit.