fajita

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noun fa·ji·ta \fə-ˈhē-tə, fä-\

Definition of fajita

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of fajita

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


FAJITA Defined for English Language Learners

fajita

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Definition of fajita for English Language Learners

  • : a Mexican food that consists of cooked strips of meat served with a flour tortilla and fillings (such as tomatoes, onions, and peppers)

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