ta·​co | \ ˈtä-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce taco (audio) \
plural tacos\ -​(ˌ)kōz How to pronounce tacos (audio) \

Definition of taco

: 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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The venue’s attractions will include an arcade, a DJ and dancing, a photo booth, casino games, a taco bar, a coffee cart, a rock wall, mechanical bull, tandem swing and more. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Rancho Bernardo, Poway High schools changing graduation celebrations," 5 June 2019 Menu items include eggs Benedict, French toast and a taco salad. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., 3358 N. Southport Ave., 773-327-8226, tucoandblondie.com. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Steak, brunch, whiskey and more Father's Day specials at Chicago area restaurants," 11 June 2018 Get them in tacos, burritos, sopes or a taco salad. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "19 new restaurants opened in Phoenix in May for donuts, salads, tacos, pizza," 1 June 2018 Try the one-day special taco salad for $12 or land a flight of three margaritas for $9.50. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Cinco de Mayo 2018 specials to help you celebrate," 1 May 2018 Taco Salad This taco salad is super satisfying thanks to the fact that it's filled with spicy ground turkey and a high-protein, salsa-Greek yogurt dressing. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 10 Most-Pinned Healthy Salads on Pinterest," 18 Apr. 2018 Tater tots with caviar, miniature lobster rolls, and wagyu beef tacos were just some of the bites to indulge in. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Priyanka Chopra and Kim Kardashian West Celebrate Tiffany & Co.’s Newest Collection," 10 Oct. 2018 The tacos are simple: sliced avocado on a blue corn tortilla pressed with hoja santa, a large herby leaf considered sacred in Mesoamerican mythology. Hilary Cadigan, Bon Appetit, "In a Land of Tortilla Factories, Enrique Olvera’s New Tortilleria Is Doing It Old School," 20 June 2018 Fort Worth may be known for steaks, barbecue and burgers, but tacos are a huge part of the scene. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Can a Connecticut-based taco joint make it in Fort Worth? Its prez thinks so," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of taco

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for taco

Mexican Spanish

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English Language Learners Definition of taco

: 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.


ta·​co | \ ˈtä-kō How to pronounce taco (audio) \
plural tacos

Kids Definition of taco

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

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