[ gwah-heer-uh; Spanish gwah-hee-rah ]

noun,plural gua·ji·ras [gwah-heer-uhz; Spanish gwah-hee-rahs]. /gwɑˈhɪər əz; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑs/.
  1. a Cuban peasant dance with shifting rhythms.

Origin of guajira

First recorded in1920–25; from Latin American Spanish (Cuba): literally, “peasant woman”

Words Nearby guajira Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use guajira in a sentence

  • But let us hasten, or else we shall lose our Guajiro and guajira in the crowd in the fiesta, and that would be a sad pity.

    Cuba Past and Present | Richard Davey