bur·​ri·​to | \ bə-ˈrē-(ˌ)tō How to pronounce burrito (audio) \
plural burritos

Definition of burrito

: a flour tortilla rolled or folded around a filling (as of meat, beans, and cheese)

Examples of burrito in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2018, Kelly Slater, an 11-time world surfing champion who lives on Ehukai Beach by the world-famous Banzai Pipeline surf break, illegally installed a burrito. Sophie Cocke, ProPublica, "How Famous Surfers and Wealthy Homeowners Are Endangering Hawaii’s Beaches," 5 Dec. 2020 Savage’s ingredients can go in a bowl or a salad instead of a burrito. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "25 new restaurants that opened in September and October in Dallas-Fort Worth," 22 Oct. 2020 By the time the three buddies stopped for a burrito at their car around 10, the crowds were starting to gather. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s ski season opener eerie, epic under COVID-19 protocols," 20 Nov. 2020 Lines to vote, and to pick up a free burrito, were longer during early voting periods than on Election Day, Jenna Victoria said. Rochelle Olson, Star Tribune, "Amid high stakes and record early turnout, Minnesota voters reflect as polls close," 3 Nov. 2020 But keep it light, because the best part of dawn patrol is treating yourself to a breakfast burrito and coffee on your way in to work afterward. Outside Online, "The Definitive Guide to Dawn Patrol," 15 Oct. 2020 It is beloved by Berkeleyans all around, past and present, especially students and nostalgic alums, who would line up during lunch and in between classes to get their salad fix that could last two meals for less than the price of a burrito. Omar Mamoon, SFChronicle.com, "An ode to the chef’s salad of Cafe Mezzo, a Berkeley symbol of healthy eating," 8 Oct. 2020 This distinctive burrito, stuffed with white turkey meat, pumpkin mole sauce, cilantro rice, black beans, Monterey Jack cheese and roasted sweet potato, can be heated up in the microwave or oven. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Our 12 favorite fall foods from Trader Joe’s," 5 Oct. 2020 Oven method: Remove the plastic wrap and wrap each burrito in foil. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, "Here's an easy breakfast recipe for burritos you can make ahead and freeze for later," 4 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of burrito

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for burrito

American Spanish, from Spanish, little donkey, diminutive of burro

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The first known use of burrito was in 1934

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18 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Burrito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burrito. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of burrito

: a Mexican food that consists of a flour tortilla that is rolled or folded around a filling (such as meat, beans, and cheese)

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