guajira

[ gwah-heer-uh; Spanish gwah-hee-rah ]
/ gwɑˈhɪər ə; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑ /

noun, plural gua·ji·ras [gwah-heer-uhz; Spanish gwah-hee-rahs]. /gwɑˈhɪər əz; Spanish gwɑˈhi rɑs/.

a Cuban peasant dance with shifting rhythms.

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Origin of guajira

1920–25; <American Spanish: literally, peasant woman
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Example sentences from the Web for guajira

  • 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