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

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

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“Rebozo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebozo. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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