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 That new burrito is a limited-edition menu item available for only eight weeks. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Halal Guys restaurant opens Saturday in Garden Oaks," 20 Dec. 2019 The massive burrito is selling for only $2.99, or it can be ordered in a $5 box with two crunchy tacos and a drink, or the $7 box with a Beef Chalupa Extreme, Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Tacos, Chips with cheese sauce and a drink. Mary Honkus, PEOPLE.com, "Taco Bell's Latest Insane Creation Is a Grilled Cheese Burrito," 25 Nov. 2019 The burrito was enormous, and Maddi took half of it home. BostonGlobe.com, "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 10 Oct. 2019 Their enchiladas, burritos and fajitas are a local favorite. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "It's Taco Tuesday! 5 places to get tacos within 5 blocks in downtown Louisville," 30 July 2019 Mission-style burritos are the focus of La Corneta, which opened in 1995 in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, "Chase Center’s new food choices for Warriors games, concerts," 16 July 2019 The cheese burrito is just a massive flour tortilla rolled up with melted cheddar inside and sinks into your stomach like a lead plummet hitting the ocean floor. Gustavo Arellano, latimes.com, "Remember Naugles Tacos? Never heard of it? The cult Mexican fast-food chain is expanding," 10 July 2019 The final thing to reconsider, sadly, is the burrito itself. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "Is Chipotle Healthy? It Can Be if You Order Right," 1 June 2018 The frozen, not ready-to-eat breakfast burrito products were produced on Oct. 15. Sarah Brookbank, Cincinnati.com, "55,000 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos recalled due to plastic contamination," 11 Dec. 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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29 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Burrito.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burritos. Accessed 22 January 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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