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 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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“Cuban heel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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