chur·ro | \ ˈchu̇r-ō , ˈchü-rō \

Definition of churro 

: a Spanish and Mexican pastry resembling a doughnut or cruller and made from deep-fried unsweetened dough and sprinkled with sugar

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Bulla Gastrobar: The restaurant is challenging all dads to a Bulla Brainteaser for a chance to win free churros Sunday. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Free beer! Free meals! Dads score big for Father's Day Sunday," 13 June 2018 The group raised funds by selling pizza, churros and handmade bracelets. Laura Groch,, "North County School News, July 12," 12 July 2018 The crowded fashion district arcades are bustling with vendors — of clothing, jewelry, T-shirts, churros and scented oils named for celebrities like Rihanna. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Why artist Rafa Esparza led a surreal art parade through the heart of L.A.'s fashion district," 25 June 2018 Held in a parking lot adjacent to Musk’s rocket company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the event was a festival of all things Musk, set to the sounds of a mariachi band as customers snacked on complimentary churros from a food truck. Sarah Mcbride,, "Boring Co. Flamethrower Party Heats Up Elon Musk Fans," 10 June 2018 The Mexican-themed four course meal will include homemade churros with ganache dipping sauce, sangria reduction and homemade whipped cream served with dry or sweet red wine. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Chef-prepared dinner pairs with homegrown Antioch wines," 3 July 2018 At the rally, vendors hawking straw hats and sugary churros weave their way through the crowd, focused more on profits than on political promises. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, "Mexico's man of the people – with an ego," 29 June 2018 No dessert on this visit, but diners can end their meal with sopapilla ($3), flan ($4.50), churros ($4.50), tres leches ($4.50), or chimi-flan ($4.50), a flan wrapped in a deep-fried tortilla. Lauren Delgado,, "First Bite: Brunch at Pepe's Cantina," 15 June 2018 The puffle, which has been featured on the Food Network and Cosmopolitan and made fresh every morning, comes in original, red velvet and churro flavors. Hang Nguyen,, "Cauldron, home to the viral 'puffle cone' ice cream, opens first San Diego shop," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of churro

1929, in the meaning defined above

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