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)

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Fake Bieber eating a burrito sideways is a harmless prank — and a pretty good one. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "The bizarre Justin Bieber burrito incident reminds us not to believe everything online," 29 Oct. 2018 So easy to eat, this not-burrito feels like one salad and is not messy at all. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Disguise the greens to beat boring salads this summer," 31 May 2018 The king of grunge proposed to his longtime partner, Charly Defrancesco last night in a Chipotle (yes, the burrito place) after a flash mob preformed for the couple. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Marc Jacobs Proposed to His Partner With a Flash Mob in a Chipotle," 5 Apr. 2018 This project comes from the same owners as the breakfast burrito joint Bang Bang Café in Belltown. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019 Putting all the ingredients into a giant burrito-like sushi roll complicated things. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sushi burritos find a tasty home in Sushi Go's Bay View restaurant," 29 May 2018 That day, the first 50 customers will receive one burrito each week for a year at the Akron location. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Update: Moe's Southwest Grille's burrito giveaway, grand opening is May 17 in Akron," 10 May 2018 Chipotle Stop by between 3 p.m. and closing time on Tuesday with a faculty ID, and receive buy one, get one free burritos, bowls, salads, or order of tacos. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "All the Restaurants Where Teachers Can Get Free Food on Teacher Appreciation Day," 7 May 2018 In another charitable move, the restaurant plans to give away 1,000 free burritos on opening day. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Do good and eat well at Zambrero," 15 Mar. 2018

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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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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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