gor·​di·​ta | \ gȯr-ˈdē-tə How to pronounce gordita (audio) \

Definition of gordita

: a deep-fried pocket of cornmeal dough filled with a savory mixture

Examples of gordita in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 La 15 Y Salsas Restaurant Oaxaqueño Iridescent exterior paint job aside, Las 15 Y Salsas looks like any old neighborhood taco joint, conjuring visions of greasy gorditas and immolated carne asada. Dominic Armato, azcentral, 24 Feb. 2020 The dishes appear to be traditional Mexican eats — but instead of beef, gorditas are filled with nopales, and tacos with vegan meat. Diego Mendoza-moyers, ExpressNews.com, 9 Dec. 2019 For a hearty breakfast, try Benito’s poached eggs with masa gorditas, pulled pork, tomatillo, and avocado sauce. Jen Murphy, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 Feb. 2020 The oceanfront Taco Bell became a cheesy gordita unicorn. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, 3 Dec. 2019 Las Milpas, which means cornfields - the environment in which Alonso Sr. worked as a youth - also maintained a few dining tables where customers could eat gorditas, menudo and caldo de reyes. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of gordita

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gordita

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

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“Gordita.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gordita. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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