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[ri-boh-soh] /rɪˈboʊ soʊ/
noun, plural rebosos.
Also, rebosa
[ri-boh-suh] /rɪˈboʊ sə/ (Show IPA)


[ri-boh-soh, -zoh; Spanish re-baw-thaw, -saw] /rɪˈboʊ soʊ, -zoʊ; Spanish rɛˈbɔ θɔ, -sɔ/
noun, plural rebozos
[ri-boh-sohz, -zohz; Spanish re-baw-thaws, -saws] /rɪˈboʊ soʊz, -zoʊz; Spanish rɛˈbɔ θɔs, -sɔs/ (Show IPA)
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 Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • She too had shining black hair, over which she had flung the most coquettish sort of lace shawl they call a rebosa.

    Gold Stewart White
  • Jacqueline hid the golden gleam of her hair under the rebosa.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • The women all carried the rebosa, and were thickly powdered.

    Gold Stewart White
  • The rebosa, a narrow scarf, thrown over the head and shoulders, is indispensable to females.

  • If Eddie and rebosa married each other at five he was to turn the money over to them.

  • The rebosa, the universal garment of the common class of women in Mexico, is utilized as a carry-all for baby or bundles.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • But not,” murmured the sententious lady of the rebosa, 133“august enough to appear before Him unless He sends for Her.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  • The flag was made of a Mexican rebosa or scarf of unbleached muslin about a yard in width and five feet long.

    History of California Helen Elliott Bandini
  • She held a babe in her rebosa, but with her free hand she clutched weakly at the spokes.

    The Missourian Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
British Dictionary definitions for rebosa


/rɪˈbəʊzəʊ; Spanish reˈβoθo/
noun (pl) -zos (-zəʊz; Spanish) (-θos)
a long wool or linen scarf covering the shoulders and head, worn by Latin American women
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: shawl, from rebozar to muffle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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