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 Words like resilience, grit, depression, entitlement, happiness and success got mixed in with the breakfast burrito. Neil Senturia, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Is this happiness thing overrated?," 16 Sep. 2019 Adding to the fun, the boat galleys sell drinks, and take orders for breakfast burritos and later, hamburgers, all made to order. Georgeanne Brennan, The Mercury News, "Weekend getaway: Morro Bay adventures, from ocean to table," 15 Sep. 2019 Dubon had just sat down at a Sacramento restaurant with his Sacramento host parents, Nancy and Tyson Garcia, and ordered a breakfast burrito when his phone buzzed with an Oregon phone number. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants promote top infield prospect Mauricio Dubon, cut Scooter Gennett," 27 Aug. 2019 The dumplings look like mini griddled burritos about the size of a glue stick. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: A tragedy in Gilroy," 3 Aug. 2019 Something like breakfast burritos can be thrown together and frozen for later. Kristi Valentini, Good Housekeeping, "8 Back-to-School Routines to Steal From Fellow Moms," 31 July 2019 The only problem: a Chalupa is nothing like a burrito or quesadilla! cleveland.com, "Taco Bell is running out of tortillas, grab a burrito while you still can," 3 July 2019 Draft Republic La Jolla will serve mom her favorite dishes like the marinated-beef California burrito, peppered steak salad or its signature Draft Republic burger. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "117 ways to celebrate mom: Your San Diego guide to Mother's Day brunches, lunches and dinners," 7 May 2018 Gault Wrapped up like a blue pastel burrito, our baby slept in my arms while the nurse droned on about the warning signs of postpartum depression. Redbook, "The Shadow Side of Motherhood," 30 May 2017

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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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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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