Also re·bo·sa [ri-boh-suh] /rɪˈboʊ sə/.
[ri-boh-soh, -zoh; Spanish re-baw-thaw, -saw]
- a long woven scarf, often of fine material, worn over the head and shoulders by Spanish and Mexican women.
Origin of rebozo
1800–10; < Spanish: scarf, shawl, equivalent to re- re- + bozo muzzle
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Examples from the Web for rebosa
Jacqueline hid the golden gleam of her hair under the rebosa.
The women all carried the rebosa, and were thickly powdered.Gold
If Eddie and Rebosa married each other at five he was to turn the money over to them.Heart of the West
But not,” murmured the sententious lady of the rebosa, 133“august enough to appear before Him unless He sends for Her.
She held a babe in her rebosa, but with her free hand she clutched weakly at the spokes.
- a long wool or linen scarf covering the shoulders and head, worn by Latin American women
C19: from Spanish: shawl, from rebozar to muffle
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