fa·​ji·​ta | \ fə-ˈhē-tə How to pronounce fajita (audio) , fä- \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Restaurateur Lanny Lancarte is focusing on one great dish, the fajita, in its ghost kitchen born during the pandemic. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Texas Monthly’s favorite bites and cocktails include a lucky 13 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 16 Feb. 2021 For Tex-Mex enthusiasts, Molina’s fiesta fajita packs (available by the pound) are the perfect DIY dinner for game day. Joanna O'leary, Chron, "Where to get the best Super Bowl takeout in Houston," 3 Feb. 2021 Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice, chicken, fajita veggies, fresh tomato salsa and guac. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Chipotle launches Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice, four new lifestyle bowls in time for New Year's resolutions," 5 Jan. 2021 Alambres Perron is a fajita platter for two with chicken, steak, Gulf shrimp, bacon, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, beans, rice and corn or flour tortillas. Will Coviello, NOLA.com, "Gambit's 2020 Fall Dining Guide: Where to eat in the New Orleans area amid new reopening phase," 12 Oct. 2020 During balmy summer days, the market’s harborside patio — which seats up to 3,000 — is usually packed with families sharing massive fajita-style shrimp trays and souvenir micheladas. Los Angeles Times, "Surviving the Shutdown: San Pedro Fish Market has sold over 15,000 shrimp trays since stay-at-home started," 6 May 2020 Galvan said the restaurant would offer a limited menu, including fajitas, their famous tamales and other popular Mexican dishes. David Williams, CNN, "A couple left a $9,400 tip at a Houston restaurant to help staff get through coronavirus shutdown," 17 Mar. 2020 Dos Gringos, meanwhile, serves typical Tex-Mex appetizers, fajitas, burritos and chimichangas, plus a few specials. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Breakfast plus Tex-Mex: Two restaurant concepts launch in one kitchen at this new spot," 25 Feb. 2020 Those same vegetables taste more like Texas when tossed with cumin, Mexican oregano and cayenne and cooked over a hot flame on skewers alongside chunks of chicken marinated for fajitas. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "Make grilled vegetables the star (or side) attraction for your Memorial Day cookout," 20 May 2020

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First Known Use of fajita

1971, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fajita

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

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“Fajita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fajita. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fajita

: 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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