[kuh-ban-uh, -ban-yuh, -bah-nuh, -bahn-yuh]
- a small cabin or tentlike structure for use as a bathhouse, especially on a beach or by a swimming pool.
- a cabin or cottage.
Also ca·ba·ña [Spanish kah-vah-nyah] /Spanish kɑˈvɑ nyɑ/.
Origin of cabana
1830–40; < Spanish cabaña; see cabin
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Examples from the Web for cabana
There Felicidad is staying in the cabana of my mother, and to there I shall be glad to guide you.
Quesada made his way into the cabana where he had left Felicidad.
Ah, there has been some little domestic trouble in her cabana this night!
The wharves of Carpineti, Cabana and Marimilena were constructed.The History of Cuba, vol. 2
Willis Fletcher Johnson
And what poor serrano can provision his good wife and his cabana full of lusty brats by hunting the Spanish ibex?
- mainly US a tent used as a dressing room by the sea
from Spanish cabaña: cabin
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Word Origin and History for cabana
1898, western U.S., from American Spanish cognate of cabin (q.v.).
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