Cuban heel


Cu·​ban heel ˈkyü-bən- How to pronounce Cuban heel (audio)
: a broad medium-high heel with a moderately curved back

Examples of Cuban heel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dougie, in his signature Ed Hardy shirt and Cuban heels, crumples to the floor and blames himself. Amanda Whiting, Vulture, 12 Jan. 2024 Originally made by Covent Garden footwear company Anello and Davide, the black leather boot, known then as the Baba, was a twist on the classic Chelsea with a high Cuban heel that appealed to the four Liverpudlians and other style-savvy folks. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 May 2024 With their velvety black suede, sharply tapered toe and stacked Cuban heel, these boots were made for strutting. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 31 Mar. 2022

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Word History


Cuba, West Indies

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cuban heel was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Cuban heel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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