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[ri-boh-soh, -zoh; Spanish re-baw-thaw, -saw] /rɪˈboʊ soʊ, -zoʊ; Spanish rɛˈbɔ θɔ, -sɔ/
noun, plural rebozos
[ri-boh-sohz, -zohz; Spanish re-baw-thaws, -saws] /rɪˈboʊ soʊz, -zoʊz; Spanish rɛˈbɔ θɔs, -sɔs/ (Show IPA)
a long woven scarf, often of fine material, worn over the head and shoulders by Spanish and Mexican women.
Also, reboso, rebosa, riboso, ribozo.
Origin of rebozo
1800-10; < Spanish: scarf, shawl, equivalent to re- re- + bozo muzzle Unabridged
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/rɪˈbəʊzəʊ; Spanish reˈβoθo/
noun (pl) -zos (-zəʊz; Spanish) (-θos)
a long wool or linen scarf covering the shoulders and head, worn by Latin American women
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: shawl, from rebozar to muffle
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