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 Taco Bell Rewards members get a free burrito Thursday with any app order of $15 or more. Kelly Tyko, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 Coastal Grill is offering every burrito on the menu for $6.99 Thursday. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2022 Coastal Grill is offering every burrito on the menu for $6.99 Thursday. Kelly Tyko, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2022 And Chipotle will make a burrito available for ordering in its app that includes ingredients voted on by Roblox users and others in a Twitter poll. Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, 5 Apr. 2022 My idea of a perfect day in town: coffee and a breakfast burrito at the Orange Inn, basking in the sun at Anita Street Beach, gallery hopping around town and a sunset walk at Thousand Steps Beach. Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 While beef is the most common protein inside a California burrito, versions made with chicken, pork or even tofu can be found. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2022 At a Chipotle in Costa Mesa, Calif., the price of a chicken burrito — nothing fancy, hold the guacamole — about a year ago was $7.25. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 4 Feb. 2022 To beat the heat, Hart recommends cutting a Buff in half, wrapping it around ice (like a burrito), then draping it on your neck. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, 9 July 2014 See More

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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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17 May 2022

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“Burrito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burrito. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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