[ shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-rah-haws ]

noun(used with a plural verb)
  1. (in Mexico) chaps.

Origin of chaparajos

1860–65, Americanism;<Mexican Spanish, variant of chaparejos, probably blend of chaparralchaparral and aparejos, plural of aparejo gear; akin to apparel
  • Also cha·pa·re·jos [shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-re-haws]. /ˌʃæp əˈreɪ oʊs; Spanish ˌtʃɑ pɑˈrɛ hɔs/.

Words Nearby chaparajos Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chaparajos in a sentence

  • 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
  • Men were marked by their saddles, their 255 chaparajos, their weapons.

    Louisiana Lou | William West Winter