fa·​ji·​ta fə-ˈhē-tə How to pronounce fajita (audio)
: a marinated strip usually of beef or chicken grilled or broiled and served usually with a flour tortilla and various savory fillings
usually used in plural

Examples of fajita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menu highlights include shrimp cocktails, chicken and mole enchiladas, chile relleno with chicken, fajitas and seafood tacos. Details: 6248 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 The local restaurant is also offering special party packs of chips and dip, tacos, fajitas or enchiladas for those who want to have a taste of Paco’s Tacos at home. Chyna Blackmon, Charlotte Observer, 2 May 2024 Family dinners featuring housemade tamales and chicken fajitas are a common affair at this East Sacramento restaurant, opened in 2021 by Maria Estela Munoz Martinez. 5100 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento; (916) 662-7099. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 9 Apr. 2024 Cheesy, smoky, and so satisfying, this chicken fajita casserole is a wonderful weeknight dinner. Marianne Williams, Southern Living, 22 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for fajita 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'fajita.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History


American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish faja sash, belt, probably from Catalan faixa, from Latin fascia band — more at fascia

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fajita was in 1971

Dictionary Entries Near fajita

Cite this Entry

“Fajita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fajita. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!