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 Farther north, in the arid border state of Coahuila, the 32-year-old architect and designer Daniel Valero began his career in 2014 by working alongside serape weavers in his hometown of Saltillo. New York Times, 11 Feb. 2021 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, 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, 2 Dec. 2019 The restaurant was planning to put serapes on the chair backs for chilly nights. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 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,, 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, 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,, 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, 22 Jan. 2018

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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 20 Jun. 2021.

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