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nacho

[nah-choh] /ˈnɑ tʃoʊ/
noun, plural nachos. Mexican Cookery.
1.
a snack or appetizer consisting of a small piece of tortilla topped with cheese, hot peppers, etc., and broiled.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; < Mexican Spanish; ulterior origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for nachos

nacho

/ˈnɑːtʃəʊ/
noun (pl) nachos
1.
(Mexican cookery) a snack consisting of a piece of tortilla topped with cheese, hot peppers, etc, and grilled
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Word Origin and History for nachos
n.

see nacho.

nacho

n.

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

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