chaparajos

[ shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-rah-haws ]
/ ˌʃæp əˈreɪ oʊs; Spanish ˌtʃɑ pɑˈrɑ hɔs /
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noun (used with a plural verb)

(in Mexico) chaps.

Nearby words

  1. chap,
  2. chap hop,
  3. chap stick,
  4. chap.,
  5. chapala,
  6. chaparejos,
  7. chaparral,
  8. chaparral bird,
  9. chaparral cock,
  10. chaparral lily

Also cha·pa·re·jos [shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-re-haws] /ˌʃæp əˈreɪ oʊs; Spanish ˌtʃɑ pɑˈrɛ hɔs/.

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

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Examples from the Web for chaparajos

  • 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