serape

[ suh-rah-pee ]
/ səˈrɑ pi /

noun

a blanketlike shawl or wrap, often of brightly colored wool, as worn in Latin America.

Nearby words

  1. serajevo,
  2. seral,
  3. seralbumin,
  4. seram,
  5. serang,
  6. serapeum,
  7. seraph,
  8. seraphic,
  9. seraphim,
  10. serapis

Also sarape.

Origin of serape

1825–35, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish sarape

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British Dictionary definitions for serape

serape

/ (səˈrɑːpɪ) /

noun

a blanket-like shawl often of brightly-coloured wool worn by men in Latin America
a large shawl worn around the shoulders by women as a fashion garment

Word Origin for serape

C19 Mexican Spanish

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Word Origin and History for serape

serape

n.

also sarape, type of shawl for men, 1834, from Mexican Spanish sarape, probably from Nahuatl, but exact source difficult to identify source because there is no -r- sound in Nahuatl.

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