se·​ra·​pe | \ sə-ˈrä-pē How to pronounce serape (audio) , -ˈra- \
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Definition of serape

: a colorful woolen shawl worn over the shoulders especially by Mexican men

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Recent Examples on the Web In one cringe-worthy moment, the Suns team mascot, Gorilla, ran out onto the floor dancing to Latin music wearing an over-sized sombrero on his head and a Mexican serape draped around his shoulders painted orange and purple, the team's colors. Daniel Gonzalez, azcentral, "Are the Phoenix Suns doing enough to tap into booming Latino market?," 13 Dec. 2019 Filters selected for swimming holes and rest rooms; aspirational, high-res photographs featured serape blankets and speckled tin mugs. Anna Wiener, The New Yorker, "How Hipcamp Became the Airbnb of the Outdoors," 2 Dec. 2019 The restaurant was planning to put serapes on the chair backs for chilly nights. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dining patios proliferate around Milwaukee; a look at some new ones for 2018," 10 July 2018 The 1,000-square-foot restaurant was redesigned by Melissa Ritchie and now highlights the colors of serape blankets, the traditionally brightly colored blankets and shawls made in Mexico. Jenn Harris,, "This world-famous chef is opening a coffee shop and soul food restaurant in West Adams," 19 June 2018 And in a town where the décor can go from place appropriate to cliché with one accent serape too many, Montage gets the design vibe right. Rebecca Misner, Condé Nast Traveler, "The New Montage Los Cabos Comes With Incredible Ocean Access," 30 May 2018 Dust off your pug's mini sombrero and serape and head to the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday for Pug Rescue of San Diego’s annual Pug Party. Carolina Gusman,, "Pug Rescue celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Pugo de Mayo pug party," 2 May 2018 Our last night in the trailer, the four of us cozied up under colorful serapes, reading animal spirit cards. Hayley Krischer, New York Times, "Marfa Road Trip: Thelma and Louise, With a Happier Ending," 22 Jan. 2018 This is the place to take visitors who think Mexican food comes with a side of sombreros and serapes. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "365 Days of Tacos: Ácenar," 29 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of serape

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for serape

Mexican Spanish sarape

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“Serape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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