na·​cho | \ ˈnä-(ˌ)chō How to pronounce nacho (audio) \
plural nachos

Definition of nacho

: a tortilla chip topped with melted cheese and often additional savory toppings (such as hot peppers or refried beans)

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Greg Baker, of The Refinery in Tampa, dreamed up these decadent nachos for Town & Country. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "The Fanciest Nachos You'll Ever Eat," 1 Feb. 2014 Remove the baking sheet from the oven; top each nacho with a jalapeno slice and a small dab of sturgeon caviar. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "The Fanciest Nachos You'll Ever Eat," 1 Feb. 2014 Those dishes include cauliflower tacos, chips and salsa, a nacho bowl featuring nachos topped with 3 bean chili, a veggie cobb salad, and a black bean burger. Lauren Delgado,, "Vegan night sprouting up in Orlando City Stadium for Saturday's Pride game," 27 June 2018 On May 4 the restaurants will offer happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. with drink specials and nacho bar; from 4 p.m. to close $1 off Corona and Corona Lite beers and $1 floaters on margaritas. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "High five: Houston's 2018 Cinco de Mayo parties," 30 Apr. 2018 Tickets are $30 to sample the twelve entries in the nacho competition and $20 to taste test six 4-ounce entries in the margarita competition. Nikki Delamotte,, "Cleveland's NachoRita Fest takes place at Red Space this weekend," 23 Apr. 2018 This is the classic, basic nacho recipe, as anyone who’s ordered from a ballpark concession stand can attest. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "Up your nacho game with flavors from around the world," 4 Apr. 2018 Taco Bell will also sell a more traditional-style nacho chip, dubbed Classic. Joey Morona,, "Taco Bell's new line of chips look and taste like Mild and Fire sauce," 22 Mar. 2018 Nacho changuito at Chango Rosa, Hartford — Tex-Mex and barbecue combine in the nacho changuito with chips, guacamole, jalapeños, Bear's bbq sauce, salsa verde, muchos quesos and optional choice of brisket, pulled chicken, pulled pork or burnt ends. Frank Cohen,, "What Great Dishes Are On Your Own CT Bucket List? Here Are Our Picks," 21 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of nacho

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nacho

American Spanish, perhaps from Spanish nacho flat-nosed

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na·​cho | \ ˈnä-chō How to pronounce nacho (audio) \
plural nachos

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: a tortilla chip topped with melted cheese and often additional toppings

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