chi·​pot·​le chə-ˈpōt-lā How to pronounce chipotle (audio)
: a smoked and usually dried jalapeño pepper

Examples of chipotle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This 15-year-old West Coast chain is named for founder Scott Slater’s 1/3-pound, half-beef/half-ground-bacon burger, topped with fried egg, mashed avocado, pepper jack cheese and chipotle mayo on a brioche bun. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2024 Seasonal specials include a Bacon Gouda Burger of Brandt Farms beef, topped with spicy chipotle aioli, and a Blueberry Milkshake with fresh blueberries and topped with blueberry muffin crumbs. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 20 May 2024 Small cans of chipotle chilies packed in adobo sauce are available in most supermarkets in the Latin American specialty sections. Cathy Thomas, Orange County Register, 6 May 2024 Prepared with cilantro rice, guajillo chiles, chipotle and tomato, the fish was mild and sweet with a kick from the spicy sauce. Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for chipotle 

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Word History


Mexican Spanish chipotle, chilpotle, from Nahuatl *chīlpōctli, from chīlli chili pepper + pōctli smoke, something smoked

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chipotle was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Chipotle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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