food truck


Definition of food truck

: a large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared Nearby, lunchtime crowds formed outside about half a dozen food trucks, serving Indian, Cuban, Mexican and French cuisine.— Hugo Martin Food trucks aren't new to the city's landscape. For decades they've offered cheap eats along roadsides and at construction sites across southern California.— David Brindley

Examples of food truck in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dallas Lemonade and Thangz is a newer food truck, started by six-year-old Dallas Tupola and his mom. Palak Jayswal, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 July 2022 Lester Gouvia, a Trinidad native, transformed what once was a popular food truck into a brick-and-mortar, selling modern takes on West Indian staples. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 19 June 2022 The Ish is a Polish-Irish food truck owned by chef Steve Fuson in Rhode Island. Globe Staff,, 13 June 2022 Being the first Black food truck and first Black woman restauranteur at Walt Disney is mind-blowing. Aley Arion, Essence, 24 May 2022 There’s also a food truck that makes the rounds to popular events. John Benson, cleveland, 4 May 2022 There were tents lined up with SIM cards and food trucks from all over Europe—there was a Turkish food truck, an Israeli one, different tents serving all different types of food. As Told To Sarah Spellings, Vogue, 13 Apr. 2022 Houston Sauce Pit is a food truck that focuses on vegan barbecue. Emma Balter, Chron, 8 Apr. 2022 Instead of a hallway vending machine, there's a weekend food truck selling vegan food. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 8 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of food truck

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of food truck was in 1884

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“Food truck.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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