- chaps (n.1)
- 1844, American English, short for chaparejos, from Mexican Spanish chaparreras, overalls worn to protect from chaparro (see chaparral).
- chaps (n.2)
- "jaws, cheeks," from chap (n.), 1550s, of unknown origin. Hence, chap-fallen (1590s).
- 1. These chaps know their stuff after seven years of war.
- 2. These chaps know what side their bread's buttered on.
- 3. Hard luck, chaps, but don't despair too much.
- 4. a pair of chaps
- 5. I was meeting these chaps who were mostly more or less my own age.
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