gor·​di·​ta gȯr-ˈdē-tə How to pronounce gordita (audio)
: a deep-fried pocket of cornmeal dough filled with a savory mixture

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As a special holiday offering, the traditional antojito platter will also feature gorditas, salbutes, tlacoyos, picadas and quesadillas. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 22 Apr. 2023 Some come to the modest restaurant, hungry and tired, but unable to afford to pay $3 for a gordita. J. David Goodman, New York Times, 14 Dec. 2022 The preparation can make for some delicious if sloppy eating, as the wetter ingredients return your gordita pocket or huarache substrate to its soft masa form. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 1 July 2022 Her older sister Janel Garcia, 11, was her constant companion, flaquita to her gordita. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 Locals raved about his food at Night Shift, which included bar bites like chicharrones, yuca fries, a brisket gordita and a gas station burrito. Emma Balter, Chron, 20 May 2022 Gently turn and flatten the ball between your palms, until the gordita is the size and shape of a hockey puck. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Nov. 2021 Many people have remained cautious, choosing delivery and drive-thru options when craving a Big Mac from McDonald's or a gordita from Taco Bell. Andrea Ruth, Washington Examiner, 15 Apr. 2021 The Happy Gordita keeps a simple menu with five different gordita options, birrea tacos, corn in a cup and chips and queso. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 5 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History


Mexican Spanish, diminutive of gorda thick tortilla, from Spanish, feminine of gordo fat, thick, from Late Latin gurdus dull, blunt

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gordita was in 1843

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“Gordita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gordita. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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