cabana

[ kuh-ban-uh, -ban-yuh, -bah-nuh, -bahn-yuh ]
/ kəˈbæn ə, -ˈbæn yə, -ˈbɑ nə, -ˈbɑn yə /

noun

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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cabana

/ (kəˈbɑːnə) /

noun

mainly US a tent used as a dressing room by the sea

Word Origin for cabana

from Spanish cabaña: cabin
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Word Origin and History for cabana

cabana


n.

1898, western U.S., from American Spanish cognate of cabin (q.v.).

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