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chaps

[ chaps, shaps ]

noun

, (used with a plural verb)
  1. a pair of joined leather leggings, often widely flared, worn over trousers, especially by cowboys, as protection against burs, rope burns, etc., while on horseback.


chaps

/ ʃæps; tʃæps /

plural noun

  1. leather overalls without a seat, worn by cowboys Also calledchaparejoschaparajos


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chaps1

1810–20, Americanism; short for chaparajos

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Word History and Origins

Origin of chaps1

C19: shortened from chaparejos

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Example Sentences

It features a white horse, assless chaps, Eric Holder, and cheap video effects.

In 2007, Wired.com reported that the Brothers Chaps shot down deals from both Cartoon Network and Comedy Central.

From the beginning, the Brothers Chaps had a vision drastically different from the world and time they inhabited.

The Internet, and the Brothers Chaps, have changed since 2010.

Perhaps most importantly, the Brothers Chaps knew computers.

We never keep ony thing o' value in the house, to tempt them sort o' chaps, wi' a bank so near.

Few of the useful contrivances had been invented yet, and almost any one of these chaps might be a genius.

"There's some of thae chaps'll fairly enjoy this," said Davie, nodding in the direction of some of the delegates.

His winders looked right opsit Newgit, and many and many dozen chaps has he seen hanging there.

After breakfast we all laid off and talked, and the first thing that come out was that these chaps didn't know one another.

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