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[shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-rah-haws] /ˌʃæp əˈreɪ oʊs; Spanish ˌtʃɑ pɑˈrɑ hɔs/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
(in Mexico) chaps.
Also, chaparejos
[shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-re-haws] /ˌʃæp əˈreɪ oʊs; Spanish ˌtʃɑ pɑˈrɛ hɔs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of chaparajos
1860-65, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish, variant of chaparejos, probably blend of chaparral chaparral and aparejos, plural of aparejo gear; akin to apparel Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Men were marked by their saddles, their 255 chaparajos, their weapons.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • Into the ring rode the four slim, young top riders of the ranch force, chaparajos and sombreros being much in evidence.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail Belle Kanaris Maniates

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