Definition of alpargata in English:


Syllabification: al·par·ga·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌalpərˈgätə


  • A light canvas shoe with a plaited fiber sole; an espadrille.
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    • He modeled his product after the alpargata but used brighter colors and different materials.
    • The men of Otavalo wear three-quarter length white trousers, white alpargata shoes beneath them, flowing dark ponchos, and hats of differing sizes and colours.
    • Once Brad Pitt is seen in alpargatas, all Argentines are going to put them on.


early 19th century: from Spanish.

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