chaparajos


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chaps

(tʃæps, ʃæps)

n. (used with a pl. v.)
sturdy trouserlike leather leggings, often widely flared, worn over work pants, typically by cowboys.
[1810–20, Amer.; short for chaparajos]
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Without chaparral, cowboys would not wear chaps--the word for the leather leggings comes from the Spanish chaparajos, which vaqueros used when riding through chaparral.