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chaparejos

/ tʃapaˈraxos; tʃapaˈrexos; ˌʃæpəˈreɪəʊs; ˌʃæpəˈreɪəʊs /

plural noun

  1. another name for chaps


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chaparejos1

from Mexican Spanish
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Example Sentences

She unbuttoned the flap on a pocket of her chaparejos, and handed him a small parcel wrapped in sky-blue paper.

Old Man Selden balanced his glass on one peaked knee while he reached into a pocket of his chaparejos for a plug of tobacco.

He took a pair of leather chaparejos from the bed, regarded them doubtfully and threw them back.

Why, a tide that washes up to a wayfarer's feet a pair o' chaparejos like that—well!

Anybody must needs be a devil of a fellow who went about in "shaps," as his California cousins called chaparejos.

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