re·​bo·​zo ri-ˈbō-(ˌ)zō How to pronounce rebozo (audio)
plural rebozos
: a long scarf worn chiefly by Mexican women

Examples of rebozo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also the portrait of her, taken in 1939, wearing a vibrantly magenta rebozo (a shawl-like wrap) — stoic, celestial, her arms crossed. Seth Combs, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2023 Heirlome also worked with Arturo Estrada, a weaver from the central state of San Luis Potosí, to create ivory and black silk rebozos — traditional garments similar to shawls — that were inspired by those Suberville’s mother has collected for decades. Caitie Kelly Julia Halperin Jinnie Lee Caitie Kelly Gisela Williams Mahira Rivers, New York Times, 6 Apr. 2023 Days after her grandmother died, Guzman slept in an unwashed rebozo (shawl) of hers. Laura Rodríguez Presa, Chicago Tribune, 17 June 2022 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

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1807, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebozo was in 1807

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Cite this Entry

“Rebozo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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re·​bo·​zo ri-ˈbō-zō How to pronounce rebozo (audio)
plural rebozos
: a long scarf worn chiefly by Mexican women
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