gua·​ya·​bera ˌgwī-ə-ˈber-ə How to pronounce guayabera (audio)
: a usually short-sleeved lightweight sport shirt designed to be worn untucked

Examples of guayabera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dressed soberly in a guayabera and black trousers, Murillo is an imposing presence, a lifetime as a Cuban power player etched into his no-nonsense features. Nicholas Foulkes, Robb Report, 15 Apr. 2023 Sure, its hallmarks of taste and ambience — bowls of tortilla soup and massive margaritas, pork tamales with a solitary olive, guayabera-donning waiters and mariachi brunches — represent comfort and tradition that haven’t been seen as hip for decades. Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2022 Not bad for something that started with a guayabera. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 3 Nov. 2022 Caribbean coast, as evidenced by Felix’s trademark guayabera. Leila Cobo, Billboard, 7 Feb. 2022 Acosta asked, purposefully donning a black guayabera, a traditional Caribbean dress shirt, that didn’t have a collar for Tuesday's debate. Philip Marcelo, Chron, 25 Mar. 2021 Ford, his white guayabera drenched in his dead bodyguard’s blood, tried to fight off a Dignity Battalion attacker before being arrested. Washington Post, 23 Dec. 2019 The De Colores Art Show founder, easily recognizable wearing his guayabera and Panama-style hat, died last week. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, 12 Feb. 2020 Suárez, bald and bespectacled, in a white guayabera, took the microphone first, playing the role of elder statesman. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 16 Sep. 2019

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Word History


American Spanish

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of guayabera was in 1936

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“Guayabera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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