Definition of fajita
: 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
Recent Examples of fajita from the Web
The idea is simple—this burger’s got all the fixings of your standard fajita (turkey, onion, bell peppers, and jalapeño), just sans the steaming hot skillet.
Chipotle: Salad Bowl Khloé's order includes romaine lettuce, black beans, fajita vegetables, fresh tomato salsa, and guacamole.
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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
First Known Use: 1971
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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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