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A light, collared, usually short-sleeved shirt having buttons and pleats down the front and often large pockets, and typically worn outside the pants.

[American Spanish, perhaps from Spanish guayaba, guava (from the fact that the pockets are suitable for holding guavas); see guava, or alteration of (camisa) yayabera, (shirt) in the Yayabo River style (after the Yayabo River in central Cuba).]


(Clothing & Fashion) an embroidered men's shirt worn in Latin America and the West Indies


(ˌgwaɪ əˈbɛr ə)

n., pl. -be•ras.
a sport shirt or lightweight jacket, often with several large pockets, modeled upon a smocklike shirt orig. worn in Cuba.
[1945–50; < American Spanish]
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Tall, bald, distinguished --and wearing a guayabera shirt in a sea of business attire --Rene de Jesus Gomez Manzano, a defense lawyer and famous Cuban dissident, accepted a resolution from the International Law Section honoring his work to advance freedom and human rights in Cuba.
Direct flights between Orlando and Havana will begin on July 8 operated by a company hoping visitors to the top US tourist destination will want to pair a Cuban guayabera shirt with their Mickey Mouse ears.
Cienfuegos also hosts the Museum of the Guayabera Shirt, with a collection that includes some donated by personalities, such as Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez, Nobel Literature Prize Guatemalan writer Miguel Angel Asturias, among others.
Having gone through the traditional formalities of a meeting with the prime minister, Dean Barrow, and the Governor-General, Sir Colville Young, after landing in the former British Honduras, the Prince swapped his suit for a baggy Belizean Guayabera shirt and made his first official speech as the flag-bearer of the Queen of Belize, as she is correctly known here.
By the day of the funeral, he was so stiff it was a royal pain to get a guayabera shirt on him.
Seated and cool despite the summer day's heat and humidity, Rabassa begins by musing about the nature of the pale guayabera shirt he is wearing.
Roberto's seafoam guayabera shirt is open to the middle of his smooth brown chest, and his tight black pants shimmer like streams of oil pouring over his tireless thighs and calves and ankles.
Sporting a baseball cap and a guayabera shirt, he becomes an Autolycus who sings, steals, and dances his way through the sheep-shearing festival, stopping long enough to immodestly relieve himself as he makes his exit.
These J-Vs include a guayabera shirt factory in Namibia, a Coppelia ice-cream plant in Malaysia, a "Bodeguita del Medio" restaurant in Dubai and stakes in two hotels at the Mexican beach resorts of Cozumel and Cancun.
Back in Havana, wearing a cool white guayabera shirt and smoking a cigar that looks bigger than he is, ninety-year-old Conrado Marrero leans back in his poolside chair.
You have made your mark on this court and in history, and not just as the first Cuban-American justice," said Pariente, pulling her judge's robes off her shoulders to reveal the guayabera shirt Cantero gave her, and the other justices, at his investiture ceremony in October 2002.
Wearing a black guayabera shirt, Ztinzun on Friday expertly and pleasantly juggled seven full tables and customers at the bar.