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What are some pseudo-Spanish words used in English?

We've done justice to pseudo-Gallicisms and pseudo-Italianisms. "Fake" Spanish words in English ought to be at least as numerous and ubiquitous. Or are they? That is the question.
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Dressing gown vs housecoat

As far as I can tell they refer to the same thing (bathrobe). I'd like to know the roots of both, and if possible the history of their evolution. Specifically if the usage is influenced by social ...