from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A flat-heeled sandal with an upper of woven leather strips.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A Mexican sandal.
  • n. A food similar in shape to such a sandal, consisting of topping (typically salsa, potato, meat and/or cheese) atop a fried masa (dough) base.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of low-heeled sandal with the upper consisting of interwoven leather strips; -- usually used in pl.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sandal with flat heels and an upper of woven leather straps


American Spanish huarache, guarache, from Tarascan huarache.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish huarache, guarache, from Purepecha kwarachi ("sandal"). (Wiktionary)



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  • In west-central Mexico in the 1970's I met an ancient bed-ridden woman named Urraca (local common name for a corvid resembling the boat-tailed grackle) whose huaraches hadn't been removed from her feet for years. The dry calloused skin of her feet had grown around the leather so that it was probably impossible to remove the sandals without a carpet-knife. Couple that with toenails that hadn't been clipped in years, and well, you get the picture...

    September 17, 2009

  • also the menu item named for the same

    September 17, 2009