nacho

nacho

[nah-choh]
noun, plural nachos. Mexican Cookery.
a snack or appetizer consisting of a small piece of tortilla topped with cheese, hot peppers, etc., and broiled.

Origin:
1965–70; < Mexican Spanish; ulterior origin uncertain

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nacho (ˈnɑːtʃəʊ)
 
n , pl nachos
Mexican cookery a snack consisting of a piece of tortilla topped with cheese, hot peppers, etc, and grilled

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nacho
according to "The Dallas Morning News" [Oct. 22, 1995], named for restaurant cook Ignacio Anaya, who invented the dish in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras in 1943.
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