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fajita

[fah-hee-tuh, fuh‐] /fɑˈhi tə, fə‐/
noun
1.
a thin strip of marinated and grilled meat.
2.
Usually, fajitas. (used with a singular or plural verb) a Tex-Mex dish of these strips, served with tortillas, salsa, etc.
Origin of fajita
1975-1980
1975-80; < American Spanish fajita literally, little sash, diminutive of Spanish faja belt, strip, band (orig. dial. or < Catalan < Latin fascia fascia)
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fajitas

/fəˈhiːtəz/
plural noun
1.
a Mexican dish of soft tortillas wrapped around fried strips of meat, vegetables, etc
Word Origin
Mexican Spanish
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fajita

n.

by 1979, from Spanish fajita, diminutive of faja "bandage, wrapper," from Latin fascia "band, bandage" (see fascia).

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