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taco

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noun ta·co \ˈtä-(ˌ)kō\

Simple Definition of taco

  • : a Mexican food that consists of a folded and usually fried piece of thin bread (called a tortilla) that is filled with meat, cheese, lettuce, etc.

Full Definition of taco

plural tacos play \-(ˌ)kōz\

  1. :  a usually fried tortilla that is folded or rolled and stuffed with a mixture (as of seasoned meat, cheese, and lettuce)

Origin of taco

Mexican Spanish


First Known Use: 1914


Learn More about taco

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "taco" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "taco"


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