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noun, plural re·bo·sos.
  1. rebozo.
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Also re·bo·sa [ri-boh-suh] /rɪˈboʊ sə/.


[ri-boh-soh, -zoh; Spanish re-baw-thaw, -saw]
noun, plural re·bo·zos [ri-boh-sohz, -zohz; Spanish re-baw-thaws, -saws] /rɪˈboʊ soʊz, -zoʊz; Spanish rɛˈbɔ θɔs, -sɔs/.
  1. a long woven scarf, often of fine material, worn over the head and shoulders by Spanish and Mexican women.
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Also reboso, rebosa, riboso, ribozo.

Origin of rebozo

1800–10; < Spanish: scarf, shawl, equivalent to re- re- + bozo muzzle
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Examples from the Web for rebosa

Historical Examples of rebosa

  • Jacqueline hid the golden gleam of her hair under the rebosa.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

  • The women all carried the rebosa, and were thickly powdered.


    Stewart White

  • If Eddie and Rebosa married each other at five he was to turn the money over to them.

  • But not,” murmured the sententious lady of the rebosa, 133“august enough to appear before Him unless He sends for Her.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

  • She held a babe in her rebosa, but with her free hand she clutched weakly at the spokes.

    The Missourian

    Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

British Dictionary definitions for rebosa


noun plural -zos (-zəʊz, Spanish -θos)
  1. a long wool or linen scarf covering the shoulders and head, worn by Latin American women
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Word Origin for rebozo

C19: from Spanish: shawl, from rebozar to muffle
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