gua·​ya·​bera | \ ˌgwī-ə-ˈber-ə How to pronounce guayabera (audio) \

Definition of guayabera

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

Examples of guayabera in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ford, his white guayabera drenched in his dead bodyguard’s blood, tried to fight off a Dignity Battalion attacker before being arrested. Washington Post, "A rotting cow tongue and ‘evil sorcery’: How the U.S. invasion of Panama led to a literal witch hunt," 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, "In California: Nunes' name gets dragged through the dirt, literally," 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, "The Fight for the Latino Vote in Florida," 16 Sep. 2019 Fans come dressed in Chanel finery, gleaming guayaberas, or Stetsons color-coordinated with cinto piteados — leather belts stitched with arabesque designs. Los Angeles Times, "Pepe Aguilar’s ‘Rodeo Without Borders’ evokes old Mexico, with touches of L.A.," 15 Sep. 2019 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

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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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“Guayabera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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