Definition of chaps in English:

chaps

Pronunciation /CHaps/ /tʃæps/

Translate chaps into Spanish

plural noun

  • Leather pants without a seat, worn by a cowboy over ordinary pants to protect the legs.

    ‘Women riders' leather clothing and apparel ensemble include motorcycle leather jackets, vests, gloves, chaps, pants, boots and more.’
    • ‘She pulled on the black shirt, black pants, black vest, black chaps and her black hat.’
    • ‘He was wearing a fresh shirt, leather vest, jeans, and chaps.’
    • ‘She wore a black low cut tank top black jeans under black chaps with fringe along the edges and black cowboy boots with silver stitching.’
    • ‘The man had on a big, white cowboy hat, white chaps, and a shiny white shirt with leather cufflets.’
    • ‘Kyle opens the door and strolls into the gallery wearing leather chaps and a tattered sombrero.’
    • ‘She was wearing a jacket over a button up shirt with a pair of worn jeans and chaps.’
    • ‘And then a very small woman in a leather waistcoat and cowboy chaps and tinted glasses appeared from out of the school stage curtains.’
    • ‘He was dressed in a ridiculous fashion, wearing faded jeans with leather riding chaps and a large, garish belt buckle.’
    • ‘I guess I expected you to be in jeans and chaps with a horse tied up somewhere!’
    • ‘She picked up on the look and landed a fashion hit with her cowboy hat, cowboy boots and chaps over her jeans.’
    • ‘And he was wearing a 10-gallon hat, a leather vest, chaps, boots and the whole Hollywood cowboy outfit.’
    • ‘My mom had most likely anticipated he would be in a full out Texas cowboy ensemble: complete with studded hat, suede chaps, and a piece of wheat between his teeth.’
    • ‘Soon, Ansley had a helmet and chaps, and was given a leg up onto King's back.’
    • ‘Our guitarist made it out just in time to see Jonny, in full country boy apparel stroll out, chaps and boots included.’
    • ‘I had the whole outfit as a child - guns, hat and chaps, in which I'd terrorise my sister in the name of justice and the American way.’
    • ‘It was a hot day, so neither of them wore their pocketed vests or leather chaps which protected their legs from thorns, horse bites and bad weather.’
    • ‘They wore chaps criss-crossed with scars from needle sharp cactus, their hats were badly weathered, having survived many suns, winds and rains.’
    • ‘There was even one guy wearing leather chaps over his Wranglers, something heretofore exclusive to only gay bars or biker bars.’
    • ‘He wore a blue cotton shirt, jeans and leather chaps, boots.’

Origin

Mid 19th century short for chaparajos.