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 (wə-rä′chē, hə-)
1. A flat-heeled sandal with an upper of woven leather strips.
2. A flat, oblong cake made of masa, fried and topped with various ingredients such as bean paste, shredded meat, salsa, and cheese.

[American Spanish huarache, guarache, from Tarascan kwarachi.]


(waˈratʃe) or


(Clothing & Fashion) a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather strips, originally worn by Mexican Indians


(wəˈrɑ tʃi, -tʃeɪ)

n., pl. -ches (-chēz, -chāz).
a Mexican sandal having the upper woven of leather strips.
[1885–90; < Mexican Spanish < Tarascan kwaṛáči]
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Noun1.huarache - a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps
sandal - a shoe consisting of a sole fastened by straps to the foot
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Bartra tells us that in this community a group of young Otomies play rock music "like this, with guaraches [sandals]" (in Ferman, 44), and are constantly confronted by officials from the National Indigenist Institute (INI), who constantly tell them that they are "losing" their traditions by using electric guitars and playing rock music.