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chaps

 (chăps, shăps)
pl.n.
Leg coverings of leather or another durable material, worn usually over trousers, as by ranch hands or loggers, to protect the legs while working.

[Short for American Spanish chaparreras, from Spanish chaparro, chaparral; see chaparral.]

chaps

(tʃæps; ʃæps)
pl n
(Clothing & Fashion) leather overalls without a seat, worn by cowboys. Also called: chaparejos or chaparajos
[C19: shortened from chaparejos]

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]
Translations

chaps

[tʃæps] NPL (US) → zahones mpl, chaparreras fpl

chaps

pllederne Reithosen pl, → Cowboyhosen pl
References in classic literature ?
You wouldn't have me let that fine fellow work himself to death just for want of a little help, when he is worth a dozen of us lazy chaps, would you?
no matter though, i know many chaps that hav'n't got any, --good luck to 'em; and they are all the better off for it.
All very well for you religious chaps to talk so," said Larry; "but I'll turn a shilling when I can.
There was four or five men cavorting around on their horses in the open place before the log store, cussing and yelling, and trying to get at a couple of young chaps that was behind the wood-rank alongside of the steamboat landing; but they couldn't come it.
Well, just then along comes these two chaps slipping along close by me, with something under their arm, and I reckoned they'd stole it.
She says she's seen th' little chaps when it seemed like th' sweat must be droppin' off 'em, though folk can't see it.
The poor girl was almost distracted: that quarter of the palace was all in an uproar; the servants ran for ladders; the monkey was seen by hundreds in the court, sitting upon the ridge of a building, holding me like a baby in one of his forepaws, and feeding me with the other, by cramming into my mouth some victuals he had squeezed out of the bag on one side of his chaps, and patting me when I would not eat; whereat many of the rabble below could not forbear laughing; neither do I think they justly ought to be blamed, for, without question, the sight was ridiculous enough to every body but myself.
I say,' said the Editor hilariously, `these chaps here say you have been travelling into the middle of next week
Some of these old misers hold on to every thing till they die, fancying it a mighty pleasant matter to chaps that can't support themselves to support THEIR daughters by industry, as they call it.
echoed Richard; “do you call such chaps gentlemen, at school, Elizabeth?
Some Manchester chaps said it was as good as any Sea Island cotton on the market.
These mean, soft chaps, that you would think butter wouldn't melt in their mouths, were the ones to make a wom- an thoroughly miserable.