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rebozo

[ ri-boh-soh, -zoh; Spanish re-baw-thaw, -saw ]
/ rɪˈboʊ soʊ, -zoʊ; Spanish rɛˈβɔ θɔ, -sɔ /
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noun, plural re·bo·zos [ri-boh-sohz, -zohz; Spanish re-baw-thaws, -saws]. /rɪˈboʊ soʊz, -zoʊz; Spanish rɛˈβɔ θɔs, -sɔs/.
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, re·bo·sa, riboso, ribozo.

Origin of rebozo

First recorded in 1800–10; from Spanish: “scarf, shawl,” equivalent to re- “again; again and again” + bozo “muzzle”; see re-
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British Dictionary definitions for rebozo

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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