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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 from the web for tacos
  • Or, along with raw white onion, as the perfect top for tacos al pastor.
  • Hunter is a fifth grader who loves the color green and eating tacos.
  • Mushrooms make a great filling for tacos and quesadillas.
  • He is a marvelous interpreter of guacamole, of ceviche, of finishing-school tacos and wood-oven quesadillas.
  • The food carts, which can be operated by two people, will initially offer a limited menu of soft-shell tacos and burritos.
  • Comforting and filling, these tacos are an excellent way to get your greens.
  • Winter squash contrasts nicely with spicy chipotles in these nutrient-rich tacos.
  • They taste simpler and richer than the tacos, with fewer but more concentrated flavours.
  • Seemingly half the city was up all night and ready to go the next morning, after a quick stop for breakfast tacos.
  • The menu features chicken and beef in tacos, salads, sandwiches and burgers with a spicy or barbecue slant.
British Dictionary definitions for tacos

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 tacos

taco

n.

tortilla filled with spiced meat, etc., 1949, from Mexican Spanish, "light lunch," literally "plug, wadding."

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Slang definitions & phrases for tacos

tacks

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spit tacks


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