cabana

[kuh-ban-uh, -ban-yuh, -bah-nuh, -bahn-yuh]
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noun
  1. a small cabin or tentlike structure for use as a bathhouse, especially on a beach or by a swimming pool.
  2. 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

Historical Examples of cabana

  • There Felicidad is staying in the cabana of my mother, and to there I shall be glad to guide you.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • Quesada made his way into the cabana where he had left Felicidad.

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • Ah, there has been some little domestic trouble in her cabana this night!

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey

  • 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?

    The Wolf Cub

    Patrick Casey


British Dictionary definitions for cabana

cabana

noun
  1. 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
n.

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

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