[shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-rah-haws]
noun (used with a plural verb)
(in Mexico) chaps.
Also, chaparejos [shap-uh-rey-ohs; Spanish chah-pah-re-haws] .

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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chaparejos or Spanish chaparajos (ˌʃæpəˈreɪəʊs, Spanish tʃapaˈrexos, ˌʃæpəˈreɪəʊs, tʃapaˈraxos)
pl n
another name for chaps
[from Mexican Spanish]
chaparajos or Spanish chaparajos
pl n
[from Mexican Spanish]

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Example sentences
Riders who worked in the related landscape wore leather overalls open at the back, and called them chaparajos.
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