Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A loose brocaded blouse worn by Maya women in Mexico and Central America.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective A traditional blouse worn by the women of various indigenous peoples of Central America including the Maya and Zapotec, or the textile from which such a garment is made

Etymologies

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

[American Spanish, from Nahuatl huipilli.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Spanish huipil, from Classical Nahuatl huīpīlli ("woman's blouse").

Examples

  • Putting on a huipil was a whole initiation; in doing so one repeated daily the voyage from the interior to the exterior.

    MALINCHE

  • The huipil was the one that she chose to wear in the longed—for ceremony of baptism.

    MALINCHE

  • Pac-Chen is where I met Maria Muyil, a 30-something wearing a huipil, which is a woven white dress trimmed with intricate and colorful embroidery.

    Bliss, paradise and no tipping

  • Pac-Chen is where I met Maria Muyil, a 30-something wearing a huipil, which is a woven white dress trimmed with intricate and colorful embroidery.

    Bliss, paradise and no tipping

  • She's very tiny so the huipil is a bit large for her.

    art for housewives

  • She's very tiny so the huipil is a bit large for her.

    art for housewives

  • She's very tiny so the huipil is a bit large for her.

    art for housewives

  • She's very tiny so the huipil is a bit large for her.

    art for housewives

  • She's very tiny so the huipil is a bit large for her.

    art for housewives

  • She's very tiny so the huipil is a bit large for her.

    art for housewives

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.