taco

noun ta·co \ ˈtä-(ˌ)kō \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of taco

plural tacos play \-(ˌ)kōz\
: a usually fried tortilla that is folded or rolled and stuffed with a mixture (as of seasoned meat, cheese, and lettuce)

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Origin and Etymology of taco

Mexican Spanish


TACO Defined for English Language Learners

taco

Definition of taco for English Language Learners

  • : a Mexican food that consists of a folded and usually fried piece of thin bread (called a tortilla) that is filled with meat, cheese, lettuce, etc.


TACO Defined for Kids

taco

noun ta·co \ ˈtä-kō \

Definition of taco for Students

plural tacos
: a corn tortilla usually folded and fried and filled with a spicy mixture (as of ground meat and cheese)

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of taco Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about taco


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