- a broad, brightly colored sash traditionally worn by Spanish and Latin American men.
Origin of faja
1835–45; < Spanish: belt, strip, band; orig. dial. or < Catalan < Latin fascia fascia
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Examples from the Web for faja
In vain he searched the spot where he knew the pistol must have escaped from his faja.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
The sandal is much worn by the poorer classes, and the silken sash, or girdle, passes yet under its Arab name of faja.
Round his waist he wore the usual Spanish faja or bright red cloth.Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories
Henry Seton Merriman