[ 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.
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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/ (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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