chur·​ro ˈchu̇r-ō How to pronounce churro (audio)
: 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 On the weekends Bezos makes churros in his deep fryer, a recipe passed down from his Cuban grandfather. Chloe Malle, Vogue, 13 Nov. 2023 On this volunteer trip is where Scott found love for two things – churros and tacos. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 20 July 2023 Highlights include holiday crafts for kids, carnival games, balloon artists and cookie decorating, free churros and cotton candy. The San Diego Union-Tribune Staff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 Foods Fan favorite foods like savory smoked turkey legs, crunchy mac and cheese balls, creamy Dole whip soft serve and crispy churros aren’t going anywhere. Janine Rubenstein, Peoplemag, 17 Nov. 2023 Sometimes, Bezos breaks out the deep fryer on the weekends to make churros. Bychloe Berger, Fortune, 14 Nov. 2023 There will be Mexican street tacos, elotes and churros available for purchase at Chilangos Tacos, one of about 20 eateries and bars at Legacy Hall. Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Box Garden at Legacy Hall, 7800 Windrose Ave., Plano. Norma Cavazos, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2023 Meals here proceed from a tête de moine tart to a spicy seafood stew with fry bread, or from cantaloupe-coconut gazpacho to chicken fra diavolo to sweet-potato churros. Brett Anderson, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 The most prominent overlap is with the hot dog, pizza, soft serve and churros. Lucas Kwan Peterson, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of churro was in 1929

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“Churro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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