[shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-rah-haws]
noun (used with a plural verb)
- (in Mexico) chaps.
Also cha·pa·re·jos [shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-re-haws] /ˌʃæp əˈreɪ oʊs; Spanish ˌtʃɑ pɑˈrɛ hɔs/
Origin of chaparajos
; < Mexican Spanish,
variant of chaparejos,
probably blend of chaparral chaparral
plural of aparejo
gear; akin to apparel
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for chaparajos
Historical Examples of chaparajos
Men were marked by their saddles, their 255 chaparajos, their weapons.
Into the ring rode the four slim, young top riders of the ranch force, chaparajos and sombreros being much in evidence.