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 Here’s your official best practices guide to properly ordering a burrito in California. Sunset Magazine, "The Snacks, Cocktails, and Oscars-Inspired Recipes We’re Making This February," 7 Feb. 2020 Other posts discussed throwing burritos at Democrats like Ocasio-Cortez, who had described the facilities as concentration camps during a recent tour of El Paso Border Patrol stations. Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, "Only three Border Patrol agents fired for offensive Facebook posts despite recommendation for more heads," 14 Jan. 2020 The Garden Oaks location, in a former pawn store, opens with a new item – a burrito – in addition to the existing menu of beef gyro, chicken and falafel platters or sandwiches. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Halal Guys restaurant opens Saturday in Garden Oaks," 20 Dec. 2019 Stock up on snacks at Sierra Sundance Whole Foods and pick up a breakfast burrito at community-minded Stellar Brew before heading out for a day of adventure. Libby Leonard, National Geographic, "How to see the wonders of the West Coast—without a car," 14 Dec. 2019 Instead of duck, crisp turkey skin and turkey meat are combined with other flavorful ingredients, then wrapped up like a mini-burrito. Grant Butler, oregonlive, "35 Thanksgiving leftovers recipes that turn turkey and all the trimmings into something new," 28 Nov. 2019 No single afternoon will be spent wrapped in algae like a melancholy burrito. Antonia Quirke, Condé Nast Traveler, "At Bali's COMO Shambhala, Skip the Wellness Fads in Favor of a True Reboot," 16 Nov. 2019 The group had reportedly also discussed throwing burritos at the congresswoman from the Bronx and Representative Veronica Escobar (D-TX), one of the first Latinx woman to represent Texas in Congress. Khushbu Shah, Teen Vogue, "AOC Called Out Border Patrol Over Detention Conditions and a Secret Facebook Group That Posted About Her," 3 July 2019 These are the same CBP personnel who threatened to throw burritos at members of Congress. Catherine Kim, Vox, "“People drinking out of toilets”: AOC and other Democrats share details from their Texas border facility tour," 2 July 2019

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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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Last Updated

24 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Burrito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burrito. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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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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