Meaning of Cuban in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkjuːbən/

Translate Cuban into Spanish


  • Relating to Cuba or its people.

    ‘a box of Cuban cigars’
    • ‘the Cuban national team’
    • ‘Most teachers are Russian or Cuban and are excellent.’
    • ‘He is an old Cuban fisherman who is a perfectionist when it comes to fishing.’
    • ‘Traditional Cuban food is the product of the mingling of Spanish and West African cuisines in the climate of the Caribbean.’
    • ‘There is a tremendous general cultural interest in Cuban music and dance and the arts.’
    • ‘Recent figures demonstrate that Americans of Cuban descent overwhelmingly identify themselves as Roman Catholics.’


  • A native or inhabitant of Cuba, or a person of Cuban descent.

    ‘the language spoken by nearly all Cubans is Spanish’
    • ‘The Cubans are a dancing people - the young people even seem to walk in dance-time.’
    • ‘The economic success of professional Cubans, many of them children of Spaniards, ultimately transformed Miami's destiny.’
    • ‘"The Cubans have reduced illiteracy almost to nil," he told reporters this week.’
    • ‘Ramos, a Cuban by birth, has lived in the U.S. since the 1960s and is a pastor and historian.’
    • ‘Having a fellow Cuban on his team will only help him settle into the major league game.’