Definition of huarache in English:

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Pronunciation: /wəˈräCHē/
(also guarache)


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A leather-thonged sandal, originally worn by Mexican Indians.
Example sentences
  • Items such as sarapes (serapes, or shawls) and huaraches, as well as other clothing symbolic of Mexican American culture, were displayed and worn with pride.
  • O.K., her hair was long and she wore huaraches, bought bead earrings and Navajo bracelets, and liked embroidered Indian blouses and full skirts covered with stars or flowers.
  • Today, the river is so dried up by rip-and-run logging that you can cross it without getting your huaraches wet.


Late 19th century: Mexican Spanish.

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Syllabification: hua·ra·che

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