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chaps

noun plural \ˈshaps, ˈchaps\

: leather coverings for the legs that cowboys and cowgirls wear over their pants when they ride horses

Full Definition of CHAPS

:  leather leggings joined by a belt or lacing, often having flared outer flaps, and worn over the trousers (as by western ranch hands)
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Origin of CHAPS

modification of Mexican Spanish chaparreras
First Known Use: 1844

Other Clothing Terms

babushka, brogue, bumbershoot, cravat, dishabille, furbelow, layette, raiment, spectator

Rhymes with CHAPS

CHAPS Defined for Kids

chaps

noun plural \ˈshaps, ˈchaps\

Definition of CHAPS for Kids

:  leather coverings for the legs worn over pants <a cowboy's chaps>

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