chaparejos
noun plural see chaparajos

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  • chaparejos — ☆ chaparejos or chaparajos [chap΄ə rā′hōs΄, shap΄ə rā′hōs΄ ] pl.n. 〚MexSp, altered < chaparreras (so named because worn to protect from chaparro, chaparral)〛 Southwest CHAPS1 * * * …   Universalium

  • chaparejos — ☆ chaparejos or chaparajos [chap΄ə rā′hōs΄, shap΄ə rā′hōs΄ ] pl.n. [MexSp, altered < chaparreras (so named because worn to protect from chaparro, chaparral)] Southwest CHAPS1 …   English World dictionary

  • chaparejos —    See chaps …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • chaparejos — chap·a·re·jos …   English syllables

  • chaparejos —   n. pl. cowboys leather leg coverings, chaps …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • chaparejos — n.pl. US a cowboy s leather protection for the front of the legs. Etymology: Mex. Sp …   Useful english dictionary

  • chaps — (chaparreras [t∫aparéras] < chaparro [see above] plus the Spanish suffix era utensil ; the preferred pronunciation in English is [Jaéps]; this pronunciation was probably influenced by the Spanish spoken along the border, where speakers often… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • chaparajos — /shap euh ray ohs/; Sp. /chah pah rddah haws/, n. (used with a pl. v.) (in Mexico) chaps. Also, chaparejos /shap euh ray ohs/; Sp. /chah pah rdde haws/. [1860 65, Amer.; < MexSp, var. of chaparejos, prob. b. chaparral CHAPARRAL and aparejos, pl.… …   Universalium

  • chaparajos — or chaparejos noun plural Etymology: modification of Mexican Spanish chaparreras, from chaparro Date: 1887 chaps …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chaps — This article is about the article of clothing. For other uses, see Chaps (disambiguation). A rider wearing shotgun chaps Chaps (   …   Wikipedia

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