Definition of huarache in English:


(also guarache)


  • A leather-thonged sandal, originally worn by Mexican Indians.

    • ‘She wore a blue-and-white flower print bikini, a matching sarong, and huarache sandals.’
    • ‘Surf music, despite its associations with fun stuff such as huarache sandals and the Pacific Ocean, is often as ominous as it is festive, and it's the form's dark side that this group most evoke.’
    • ‘She moved on, stumbling a little in ornate huaraches the priestesses made her wear.’
    • ‘Today, the river is so dried up by rip-and-run logging that you can cross it without getting your huaraches wet.’
    • ‘O.K., her hair was long and she wore huaraches, bought bead earrings and Navajo bracelets, and liked embroidered Indian blouses and full skirts covered with stars or flowers.’
    • ‘Items such as sarapes (serapes, or shawls) and huaraches, as well as other clothing symbolic of Mexican American culture, were displayed and worn with pride.’


Late 19th century: Mexican Spanish.