cabana

noun
ca·​bana | \ kə-ˈban-yə, -ˈba-nə \

Definition of cabana

1 : a lightweight structure with living facilities
2 : a tentlike shelter usually with an open side facing a beach or swimming pool

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Drop the kids off at Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, and book a couples’ cabana at the resort's indoor-outdoor spa. 19. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in Hawaii: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The 32-year-old actress is currently living in Mykonos, Greece, and owns cabanas for rent at her Lohan Beach House. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Lindsay Lohan: Women speaking out about #MeToo experiences 'look weak'," 9 Aug. 2018 Out back by the 30-foot by 60-foot pool, the two-story cabana features a terrace facing the bay and a half-bath on the first level, with one bedroom and a full bedroom on the second. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Al Capone’s Former Miami Beach Mansion is For Sale," 19 Apr. 2018 Outside, there is a pool and a cabana with a wood-burning fireplace. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Shonda Rhimes Asks $10 Million for Glitzy L.A. House," 8 Oct. 2018 The bright, colorful cabana space plays host to a lot of good cheer. Heidi Mitchell, House Beautiful, "This Lake Michigan House Was Built With Summertime In Mind," 16 Aug. 2018 Uh, hold that thought, Krystal, because Joe just asked Kendall to head to the cabana with him. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "Bachelor in Paradise Season 5, Episode 1 Recap: All About Colton," 7 Aug. 2018 Or, make their way to the Hideout, a 21-and-older rooftop infinity pool with cabana bottle service (naturally). Juliana Shallcross, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Pools in Las Vegas," 4 Mar. 2018 Becca's date has the look of a West Elm catalogue (lonely cabana in the middle of the desert) and the drama of middle school score-settling. Lisa Bonos, chicagotribune.com, "On 'The Bachelorette,' Jordan the villain goes home but insecure Chris gets to stay," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of cabana

1890, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cabana

Spanish cabaña, literally, hut, from Medieval Latin capanna

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The first known use of cabana was in 1890

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cabana

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cabana

: a small, simple building that has a roof and usually walls and is often used by people at a beach or swimming pool

cabana

noun
ca·​bana | \ kə-ˈba-nyə, -nə\

Kids Definition of cabana

: a shelter usually with an open side used by people at a beach or swimming pool

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