se·​ra·​pe | \ sə-ˈrä-pē How to pronounce serape (audio) , -ˈra- \
variants: or less commonly sarape

Definition of serape

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

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Examples of serape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So in Lubbock, there's a Pancho Claus that wears a serape and a sombrero. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 25 Dec. 2021 Pancho Clos wears a sombrero and serape over a Santa suit and typically appears at a community center, making his entrance aboard a firetruck and handing out toys, candy canes and bags laden with fruits and nuts. Marc Ramirez, USA TODAY, 24 Dec. 2021 Mattel’s website will have a charro, or Mexican cowboy,inspired look featuring a serape and embroidered shirt complemented by a vibrant bowtie. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 7 Sep. 2021 Dressed in leather chaps, an embroidered shirt and a navy blue bow around his neck, Raudel Jimenez adjusts the Virgin Mary prayer card inside the band of his sombrero before strapping down a serape blanket onto his horse’s saddle. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 Bright serape blankets rest on the backs of the bar stools. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 18 July 2021 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 See More

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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 9 Aug. 2022.

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