leather trousers without a seat, worn over ordinary trousers by cowboys to protect their legs
Origin of chapsshortened from chaparejos
Origin of chapssee chap
Heavy leather trousers without a seat, worn over ordinary trousers by ranch hands to protect their legs.
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.