from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaparajos.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Stiff leather riding-overalls or-leggings.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • They were a picturesque crew with their broad felt hats, their flannel shirts of various colors, overlaid with an enamel of dust and perspiration, baked by the Dakota sun, their bright silk handkerchiefs knotted round the neck, their woolly "shaps," their great silver spurs, their loosely hanging cartridge-belts, their ominous revolvers.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

  • The boy, in his belled spurs and "shaps" of goat-hide, was lounging disconsolate and sulky against one of the front counters; she wore a striped ulster, an enchanted garment his arm had pressed, and a pink crocheted tam-o'-shanter cocked bewitchingly over her dark eyes.

    In Exile and Other Stories

  • I hope the moths haven't got my 'shaps' since I had

    The Port of Adventure

  • It consists of a broad felt hat, a flannel shirt, with a bright silk handkerchief loosely knotted round the neck, trousers tucked into high-heeled boots, and a pair of leather "shaps" (chaperajos) or heavy riding overalls.

    I. Ranching in the Bad Lands

  • The tall ranchman, clad in full cowboy paraphernalia, his extended legs encased in leathern "shaps" decorated with long fringes, his belt of rattlesnake-skin, his loose shirt showing

    Peak and Prairie From a Colorado Sketch-book

  • "shaps," or overalls, he wore the trousers of civilization, which the rapid night had hitched half-way to his knees.

    Empire Builders

  • I know nothing about shaps pins but the box looks great. *snickers at lazy kitty on the doll's bed* where ever will the little dinos sleep?

    I'll be quick...

  • March 28, 2008 at 11:13 am servin dishes in odd shaps and sizes toaster wif extree slots for bagels underware, funnee dats at teh partees before teh weddin

    i haz a mous - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • 'It's noan like thee to mak' a do like that, Oliver, 'said Amos, unmoved,' but thaa shaps (shapes) weel. '

    Lancashire Idylls (1898)

  • He put his trousers, boots, shaps, and gun down beside the bed, and turned in.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands


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