chur·​ro | \ ˈchu̇r-ō How to pronounce churro (audio) , 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

Examples of churro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What is a churro if not a long, crisp delivery vehicle for cinnamon and sugar? Ian Mcnulty,, "Here are 16 king cakes to lift New Orleans spirits through this strange Mardi Gras," 8 Feb. 2021 Fans can get the churro maker in the company’s new Theme-Park Therapy kit. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Chop Shop is Park City’s first modern-day butcher shop," 21 Jan. 2021 The approval came through last December, more than a year after a video went viral of NYPD officers arresting a churro vendor inside a Brooklyn subway station. Karen Ho, Quartz, "New York’s smallest businesses will no longer be supervised by police," 17 Jan. 2021 The restaurant is offering a three-course Christmas menu with caramelized onion soup, prime rib and churro bites. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Where to order takeout and delivery holiday dinners," 16 Dec. 2020 On Sunday morning in a Corona neighborhood plaza, an outdoor mass in Spanish draws churro carts and juice vendors offering their wares to parishioners passing by. Jordan Salama, History & Culture, "Queens, one of the first COVID-19 epicenters, faces a new crisis: hunger," 1 Dec. 2020 Typically parked in the west Valley, the trailer offers drinks that include an iced churro macchiato, horchata cold brew and saguaro blossom tea. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Here are 6 Indigenous-owned restaurants and food stands to try in metro Phoenix," 12 Oct. 2020 Meanwhile, transfer hot churro batter to large bowl. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Cinnamon Churros," 25 Nov. 2020 Brunch is a thing at the new restaurant, and a churro waffle and the chilaquiles burrito are bound to be popular. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Adios, Nosh Bistro. Primo’s Tex-Mex restaurant has opened near Preston Hollow," 23 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of churro

1929, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

15 Feb 2021

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“Churro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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