gua·​ya·​bera | \ ˌgwī-ə-ˈber-ə \

Definition of guayabera

: a usually short-sleeved lightweight sport shirt designed to be worn untucked

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Nothing lasts in fashion, not even Miami's love affair with the guayabera. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "He created Miami's most famous clothing company. Now he wants it back. | Miami Herald," 17 May 2018 Jenovese and his wife run Y.A. Bera Clothing, a company that focuses on the classic guayabera shirt but remixes it with modern touches such as snap-down collars, roll-up sleeves and hip decorations. Mimi Whitefield, miamiherald, "Faded photos and old tales of their parents' Cuba are not enough for these Cuban Americans | Miami Herald," 17 May 2018 The guayabera is the answer, no bothering with a tie or jacket. Connie Ogle, miamiherald, "Tom Wolfe tells us just how crazy we are | Miami Herald," 10 Nov. 2012 Sando, who is fifty-eight, ambled among them in a white guayabera shirt, untucked at the waist. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans," 17 Apr. 2018 Rosado, sweating in his yellow campaign guayabera, steps into Jose and Estrella Ruiz’s living room, where lettuce is on the chopping board and family, not so much politics, is la tema del dia. David Smiley, miamiherald, "Not a knock knock joke: Miami’s politicians win and lose elections on doorsteps," 20 Oct. 2017 His mother embroiders designs on his guayaberas and does his laundry. Diana Spechler, Longreads, "Language Acquisition," 28 Oct. 2017 Trujillo presented then-presidential candidate Donald Trump with a Cuban guayabera at at September 2016 campaign event in Little Havana. Patricia Mazzei And Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Miami lawmaker tapped as U.S. ambassador to OAS | Miami Herald," 26 Oct. 2017 Hecho showed an elegant cream robe shirt, while David Hart updated the guayabera in a soft shade of pink. Alexa Eschert, Vogue, "Science Says Linen Is the Coolest Summer Fabric—But Can It Look Cool?," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of guayabera

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for guayabera

American Spanish

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