chaps

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plural noun \ˈshaps, ˈchaps\

Definition of chaps

  1. :  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 and Etymology of chaps

modification of Mexican Spanish chaparreras


CHAPS Defined for English Language Learners

chaps

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Definition of chaps for English Language Learners

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


CHAPS Defined for Kids

chaps

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noun plural \ˈshaps, ˈchaps\

Definition of chaps for Students

  1. :  leather coverings for the legs worn over pants a cowboy's chaps



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