Definition of guayabera in English:

guayabera

Syllabification: guay·a·ber·a
Pronunciation: /ˌgīəˈberə
 
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noun

  • A lightweight open-necked Cuban or Mexican shirt with two breast pockets and two pockets over the hips, typically having short sleeves and worn untucked.
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    • Men generally wear trousers and sport shirts or guayaberas - dress shirts with decorative tucks worn outside the belt in place of a jacket.
    • Men often wear a loose-fitting shirt called a guayabera, similar to other countries in the region and in Latin America.
    • Even businessmen will often wear sport shirts, or leave off their jackets in hot weather in favor of the guayabera - a long cotton shirt.

Origin

1970s: Cuban Spanish, apparently originally from the name of the Yayabo river, influenced by Spanish guayaba 'guava'.

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