chi·​mi·​chan·​ga ˌchi-mē-ˈchäŋ-gə How to pronounce chimichanga (audio)
: a tortilla wrapped around a filling (as of meat) and deep-fried

Examples of chimichanga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's an assortment of street tacos and burritos, chimichangas and churros. Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer, 11 June 2024 The menu includes Mexican food such as chimichangas, burritos, nachos, tacos and enchiladas, as well as sandwiches, Italian food, gyros and cheeseburgers. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 18 Apr. 2024 Cantina Azteca: Founded by Ismael Pantoja in 2005, this colorful Carmichael Oaks Shopping Center restaurant delights customers from breakfast (green chile omelets, machaca burritos) through dinner (vegan stuffed pasilla peppers, crab-shrimp-tilapia chimichangas). Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 9 Apr. 2024 Forty years ago, who would have ever thought that chimichangas could be made kosher? Ethel G. Hofman, Sun Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 Imagine what chimichangas might be called had she not been so controlled. Joe Yonan, Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2023 Some menu items include tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, chimichangas, chiles rellenos and other favorite Mexican dishes. Jdumound, cleveland, 18 July 2023 Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant Abuelo’s large menu includes a fajita chimichanga, Durango burrito, enchilada platters and pork tenderloin abrigada. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 4 July 2023 The Drive-Thru on Milwaukee's east side is rebranding to Señor Gorditos and will sell burritos, tacos, chimichangas and more. Jordyn Noennig, Journal Sentinel, 31 May 2023

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Word History


Mexican Spanish, trinket

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chimichanga was in 1970

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“Chimichanga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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chi·​mi·​chan·​ga ˌchim-ē-ˈchäng-gə How to pronounce chimichanga (audio)
: a tortilla wrapped around a filling (as of meat) and deep-fried
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