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fajita

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noun fa·ji·ta \fə-ˈhē-tə, fä-\

Simple Definition of fajita

  • : a Mexican food that consists of cooked strips of meat served with a flour tortilla and fillings (such as tomatoes, onions, and peppers)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fajita

  1. :  a marinated strip usually of beef or chicken grilled or broiled and served usually with a flour tortilla and various savory fillings —usually used in plural

Origin of fajita

American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish faja sash, belt, probably from Catalan faixa, from Latin fascia band — more at fascia


First Known Use: 1971

Rhymes with fajita


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