leather trousers without a seat, worn over ordinary trousers by cowboys to protect their legs
Origin of chapsshortened from chaparejos
Origin of chapssee chap
Leg coverings of leather or another durable material, worn usually over trousers, as by ranch hands or loggers, to protect the legs while working.
Origin of chapsShort for American Spanish chaparreras from Spanish chaparro chaparral ; see chaparral .
- plural form of chap
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of chap
Short for American Spanish chaparreras.