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An editor on English Wikipedia maintains "chaps" is pronounced "shaps" and that "shaps" is the authentic pronunciation. It appears to be a minority, regional (Montana?) pronunciation; could someone look into this? --Una Smith 22:07, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Above done, on Wikipedia. --Una Smith 04:37, 19 October 2008 (UTC)


Data dump from somewhere else, moved from entry to here. --Una Smith 04:42, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Blevins, Win. Dictionary of the American West. Seattle:Sasquatch Books, 2001 ISBN 1-57061-304-4, pp.75-76
  • "Cowboy Armor." Western Horseman, July 2007, pp. 145-146
  • Cassidy, Frederic G., ed. Dictionary of American Regional English, vol. I. Cambridge/London:Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985 ISBN 0-674-20511-1 (vol I)
  • Simpson, J.A., Weiner, E.S.C. (prepared by). Oxford English Dictionary, vol. III (Chan-creeky). Oxford:Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 1989, 2000 reprint, pp. 24 and 28. ISBN 0-19-861215-X (Vol. III only), ISBN 0-19-861186-2 (set)
  • Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary Web page accessed 14 APR 08
  • Multiple definitions and etymologies of chaps Web page accessed March 10, 2008
  • Western Canadian Dictionary and Phrase Book: Sandilands, John. Western Canadian Dictionary and Phrase Book:Picturesque Language of the Cowboy and the Broncho-Buster. University of Alberta Press, 1977; facsimile of 1913 ed. ISBN-10: 0888640218, ISBN-13: 978-0888640215
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