po·​sa·​da | \ pə-ˈsä-də How to pronounce posada (audio) \

Definition of posada

: an inn in Spanish-speaking countries

Examples of posada in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travelers to Mexico City, Oaxaca, and Guanajuato state spot it as inexpensive dolls called lupitas, skull masks for a single posada (procession), or Judas Iscariot effigies packed with fireworks and blown up during Lent. Jennifer Barger, National Geographic, 19 Oct. 2020 As the holidays approach, the group is planning a posada, a traditional Mexican holiday party. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, 27 Dec. 2019 There are also many restaurants and posadas, or small hotels, along the road to Lima. New York Times, 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of posada

1652, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for posada

Spanish, from posar to lodge, from Late Latin pausare

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“Posada.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/posada. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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