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taco

[tah-koh; Spanish tah-kaw] /ˈtɑ koʊ; Spanish ˈtɑ kɔ/
noun, plural tacos
[tah-kohz; Spanish tah-kaws] /ˈtɑ koʊz; Spanish ˈtɑ kɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
Mexican Cookery. an often crisply fried tortilla folded over and filled, as with seasoned chopped meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Mexican Spanish; Spanish: wadding, plug, probably of expressive origin
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Examples for taco
  • He went out and held up a taco joint and got sixteen dollars and thirteen cents.
  • On the other hand, the rest of us gained an unbeatable taco-and-tequila joint serving inventive, unfussy fare.
  • He bought a house with a backyard and opened a taco restaurant with his brothers.
British Dictionary definitions for taco

taco

/ˈtɑːkəʊ/
noun (pl) -cos
1.
(Mexican cookery) a tortilla folded into a roll with a filling and usually fried
Word Origin
from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: literally, a snack, a bite to eat
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Word Origin and History for taco
taco
tortilla filled with spiced meat, etc., 1949, from Mexican Sp., "light lunch," lit. "plug, wadding."
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Slang definitions & phrases for taco

taco

noun

A Mexican or person of Mexican descent (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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