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[shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-rah-haws] /ˌʃæp əˈreɪ oʊs; Spanish ˌtʃɑ pɑˈrɑ hɔs/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
(in Mexico) chaps.
Also, chaparejos
[shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-re-haws] /ˌʃæp əˈreɪ oʊs; Spanish ˌtʃɑ pɑˈrɛ hɔs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of chaparajos
1860-65, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish, variant of chaparejos, probably blend of chaparral chaparral and aparejos, plural of aparejo gear; akin to apparel Unabridged
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  • Riders who worked in the related landscape wore leather overalls open at the back, and called them chaparajos.
British Dictionary definitions for chaparajos


/ˌʃæpəˈreɪəʊs; Spanish tʃapaˈrexos/
plural noun
another name for chaps
Word Origin
from Mexican Spanish
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