Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A long scarf worn over the head and shoulders chiefly by Mexican women.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A shawl or long scarf worn by Mexican and other Spanish-American women, covering the head and shoulders, and sometimes part of the face, one end being thrown over the left shoulder; a kind of mantilla. Also written reboso, rebosa, and ribosa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Mexico & Sp. Amer. A kind of mantilla worn by women over the head and shoulders, and sometimes over part of the face.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A woman's garment of Mexico, a rectangular piece of fabric worn as a scarf or shawl and sometimes used to carry children or goods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a long woolen or linen scarf covering the head and shoulders (also used as a sling for holding a baby); traditionally worn by Latin-American women

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, from rebozar, to muffle with a shawl : re-, back (from Latin; see re–) + bozo, muzzle, mouth (from Vulgar Latin *bucceum, from Latin bucca, cheek).]

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Spanish

Examples

  • A "rebozo" - style bag, made out of reflective mylar that use natural or artificial light to encode messages into morse code.

    Eyebeam RSS Feed

  • A "rebozo" - style bag, made out of reflective mylar that use natural or artificial light to encode messages into morse code.

    Eyebeam RSS Feed

  • A "rebozo" - style bag, made out of reflective mylar that use natural or artificial light to encode messages into morse code.

    Eyebeam RSS Feed

  • A "rebozo" - style bag, made out of reflective mylar that use natural or artificial light to encode messages into morse code.

    Eyebeam RSS Feed

  • A "rebozo" - style bag, made out of reflective mylar that use natural or artificial light to encode messages into morse code.

    Eyebeam RSS Feed

  • A "rebozo" - style bag, made out of reflective mylar that use natural or artificial light to encode messages into morse code.

    Eyebeam RSS Feed

  • A "rebozo" - style bag, made out of reflective mylar that use natural or artificial light to encode messages into morse code.

    Eyebeam RSS Feed

  • A "rebozo" - style bag, made out of reflective mylar that use natural or artificial light to encode messages into morse code.

    Eyebeam RSS Feed

  • I look at the face of Tawakkol Karman wrapped in what we in the Spanish-speaking tropics would call a rebozo, and I see a riff on the face of the Virgin of Guadalupe, she who adorned the banners of the Mexican Revolution 200 years ago.

    Susan J. Cobb: The Inner Virgin Comes Out In Revolution

  • I look at the face of Tawakkol Karman wrapped in what we in the Spanish-speaking tropics would call a rebozo, and I see a riff on the face of the Virgin of Guadalupe, she who adorned the banners of the Mexican Revolution 200 years ago.

    Susan J. Cobb: The Inner Virgin Comes Out In Revolution

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