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Cuba libre

[kyoo-buh-lee-bruh] /ˈkyu bəˈli brə/
noun
1.
a drink of rum and cola.
Origin of Cuba libre
1895-1900
1895-1900; < Spanish: literally, free Cuba (a toast used in the uprising against Spain in 1895)
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Examples from the Web for Cuba libre
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  • It had only one plank in its platform—Cuba libre y Independiente—whatever the cost to the island and its people.

    Cuba, Old and New Albert Gardner Robinson
  • Manuela and I are alone, are free in the mountains of Cuba libre.

    Rita Laura E. Richards
  • The Cuban revolution had no money with which to pay salaries, but all men served for the sake of Cuba libre.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • "Cuba libre" was an accomplished fact among the nations of the world.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • Cespedes was the son of a patriot who had died for Cuba libre.

    By-Ways of War James Jeffrey Roche
  • In fact, the Cuban women have given innumerable proofs of their devotion, body and soul, to the cause of "Cuba libre."

    Cuba Arthur D. Hall
  • These two large provinces are spoken of to-day as Cuba libre.

British Dictionary definitions for Cuba libre

Cuba libre

/ˈkjuːbə ˈliːbrə/
noun
1.
(mainly US) a drink of rum, cola, lime juice, and ice
Word Origin
Spanish, literally: free Cuba, a toast during the Cuban War of Independence
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