[ ri-boh-soh, -zoh; Spanish re-baw-thaw, -saw ]
/ rɪˈboʊ soʊ, -zoʊ; Spanish rɛˈbɔ θɔ, -sɔ /

noun, plural re·bo·zos [ri-boh-sohz, -zohz; Spanish re-baw-thaws, -saws] /rɪˈboʊ soʊz, -zoʊz; Spanish rɛˈbɔ θɔs, -sɔs/.

a long woven scarf, often of fine material, worn over the head and shoulders by Spanish and Mexican women.

Nearby words

  1. rebote,
  2. rebound,
  3. rebound phenomenon,
  4. rebound tenderness,
  5. rebounder,
  6. rebrand,
  7. rebranding,
  8. rebreathing,
  9. rebreathing anesthesia,
  10. rebreathing technique

Also reboso, rebosa, riboso, ribozo.

Origin of rebozo

1800–10; < Spanish: scarf, shawl, equivalent to re- re- + bozo muzzle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rebozo


/ (rɪˈbəʊzəʊ, Spanish reˈβoθo) /

noun plural -zos (-zəʊz, Spanish -θos)

a long wool or linen scarf covering the shoulders and head, worn by Latin American women

Word Origin for rebozo

C19: from Spanish: shawl, from rebozar to muffle

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