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[kuh-ban-uh, -ban-yuh, -bah-nuh, -bahn-yuh] /kəˈbæn ə, -ˈbæn yə, -ˈbɑ nə, -ˈbɑn yə/
a small cabin or tentlike structure for use as a bathhouse, especially on a beach or by a swimming pool.
a cabin or cottage.
Also, cabaña
[Spanish kah-vah-nyah] /Spanish kɑˈvɑ nyɑ/ (Show IPA)
Origin of cabana
1830-40; < Spanish cabaña; see cabin Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cabana
  • All seating and cabana charges are based on a minimum purchase of food and drinks.
  • For outdoor entertaining, the cabana with fireplace, bath and sauna is a lovely complement to the pool and lush lawn area.
  • To fully experience the oceanfront location, take advantage of the kayak, jet ski and cabana rentals.
  • The resort also offers a multi-course, private beach dinner for two, served under a cabana.
  • Relax in the private cabana or spend a few hours playing in the indoor wave pool.
  • cabana rentals are available, offering private chairs, tables and a changing tent.
  • The nightclub will have stadium, couch and cabana seating.
  • These packages include two chairs, a cabana and bottle of champagne or picnic dinner for two and bottle of wine.
British Dictionary definitions for cabana


(mainly US) a tent used as a dressing room by the sea
Word Origin
from Spanish cabaña:cabin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cabana

1898, western U.S., from American Spanish cognate of cabin (q.v.).

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