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faja

[fah-hah]
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noun
  1. a broad, brightly colored sash traditionally worn by Spanish and Latin American men.
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Origin of faja

1835–45; < Spanish: belt, strip, band; orig. dial. or < Catalan < Latin fascia fascia
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Historical Examples

  • 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.