- (Sp. model spelled same [armitas] < Spanish armas [see above] plus diminutive suffix -ita 'small shields, armor')West: 1942. This term may refer to a short leather apron worn by cowboys to protect their legs from rubbing and chaffing (sometimes caused by the reata) or to a short variety of chaps, also known as chinks, that extended only to the knees.
Cowboy Talk. A Dictionary of Spanish Terms. Robert N. Smead. 2013.
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armitas — ärˈmēd.əz noun plural Etymology: Mexican Spanish, plural of armita, diminutive of Spanish arma weapon, from Latin, weapons more at arm : ankle length divided leather aprons tying around waist and knees formerly worn by cowboys … Useful english dictionary
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chinks — (Spanish source uncertain; the original etymon may have been chincaderos [tfi^kaSéros] or chigaderos [tfigaSéros]) DARE: 1936. A short variety of chaps that extended only to the knees. Not glossed in Spanish sources. Alternate forms:… … Vocabulario Vaquero