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

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Recent Examples on the Web The event is free, but local food vendors will be selling snacks including street corn, churros and Mexican doughnut holes. Chelsea Hofmann, azcentral, "You can now run or bike from from I-17 to Tempe Town Lake with improved Grand Canal," 15 Feb. 2020 The menu includes grilled salmon salad on a corn tostada, red fish with tomato artichoke beurre blanc sauce, enchiladas with lump crab meat, chocolate strawberries and churros. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, "Plan a special Valentine’s Day meal at one of these D-FW restaurants," 7 Feb. 2020 The custom dessert concept allows customers to create their own ice cream sandwiches with a selection of baked goods and pastries such as cookies, brownies, donuts and churros. al, "SMOOSH Cookies opening first Alabama location," 10 Jan. 2020 The smell of churros coming from the Christmas Market on Rue Joseph-Renquin, the main stretch in downtown. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "'The ones that did it': WWII vets return to Belgium for Battle of the Bulge anniversary," 16 Dec. 2019 The massive loop of a churro — choose from ube coconut, s’mores, chocolate almond and more — sits on a mound of cool vanilla soft serve. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "7 new OMG-good extreme ice cream shops in the Bay Area," 1 July 2019 For two years, the legendary late-night snack spot El Moro relied on Uber Eats to deliver its churros and hot cocoa to takeout customers across the capital. Eliot Brown, WSJ, "SoftBank Is Funding Every Side of a Bruising Startup Battle," 30 Jan. 2020 Transfer the churros to paper towels to dry briefly, then transfer them to the cinnamon sugar mixture and roll to coat., "Recipe: Hanukkah Churros," 11 Dec. 2019 Pumpkin spiced churros with dulce de leche and white chocolate sauce will draw attention at the pastry team’s live action station. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 38 restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner and brunch in metro Phoenix," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of churro

1929, in the meaning defined above

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“Churro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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