chaparejos

chaparejos

(ˌʃæpəˈreɪəʊs; Spanish tʃapaˈrexos) or

chaparajos

pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) another name for chaps
[from Mexican Spanish]
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California vaqueros later ornamented this costume--hand-braiding reatas, trimming saddles and belts with turquoise and silver, trimming protective chaparejos with fleece--while the Texas cowboy held to a more somber austerity.
Afterwards, I thought he might not have been so bad if I had not worn my chaparejos, called 'chaps' for short, as they might give a horse the impression that he was being ridden by a black bear.