Cuban heel

Cu·​ban heel | \ ˈkyü-bən- How to pronounce Cuban heel (audio) \

Definition of Cuban heel

: a broad medium-high heel with a moderately curved back

First Known Use of Cuban heel

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cuban heel

Cuba, West Indies

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“Cuban heel.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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