rebozo

noun
re·​bo·​zo | \ ri-ˈbō-(ˌ)zō How to pronounce rebozo (audio) , -(ˌ)sō \
plural rebozos

Definition of rebozo

: a long scarf worn chiefly by Mexican women

Examples of rebozo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the Yucatán Bonato had worked with local artisans on textiles, leather bags and traditional rebozo scarves. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, 4 Feb. 2022 Her reimagination of the painter's green dress, with a red rebozo shawl, is among the many costumes going on display at the Academy Museum. CNN, 16 July 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rebozo.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of rebozo

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rebozo

Spanish, shawl, from rebozar to muffle, alteration of embozar to muffle, probably from Vulgar Latin *imbucciare, from Latin in- + bucca cheek

Learn More About rebozo

Dictionary Entries Near rebozo

rebound clip

rebozo

rebranch

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for rebozo

Cite this Entry

“Rebozo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebozo. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!