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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There are all kinds of things to eat there, too, beyond the standard churro or Mickey pop. Laura Hooper Beck, House Beautiful, "What It's Really Like at Galaxy's Edge, the New Star Wars Section of Disneyland," 5 June 2019 From breakfast tacos to regional Thai specialties to churros, Austin's food truck scene is as varied as the city's residents. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Food Trucks in Austin," 27 Feb. 2018 In the collective memory of the Spaniards of my generation, there is always a van or trailer selling churros. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "A Mecca of Spanish Design and Food Opens in New York," 3 Apr. 2019 Desserts are likely to include churros with warm chocolate sauce and tres leches cake. Steve Sadin,, "Taco Vida nears opening in Deerfield: 'It was time to live my dream'," 25 May 2018 Cano chose Momin and Hallock to move on, while Danno and seven other contestants had 30 minutes to make the churros. Tracy Swartz,, "Unlucky Chicago contestant forced into churro battle on 'MasterChef'," 27 June 2018 The Millennium Force at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, a rollercoaster that made a kid in my eighth grade class puke churros. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "'The Bachelor' Recap: The Fence, It Hath Been Jumped," 5 Mar. 2019 Besides ice cream and breakfast sandwiches, Chloe tweeted about eating two churros over the weekend, which not only satisfied her sweet tooth but apparently also helped calm her nerves. Melissa Minton, Bon Appetit, "David Chang Congratulated Chloe Kim with Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches at the Winter Olympics 2018," 13 Feb. 2018 At a primary night party in Fresno for Janz, pop music blasted from speakers and attendees munched on churros. Jazmine Ulloa,, "In the heart of the Central Valley, a push to get Latino voters to the polls," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of churro

1929, in the meaning defined above

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