taco

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noun ta·co \ˈtä-(ˌ)kō\

Definition of taco

plural

tacos

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  1. :  a usually fried tortilla that is folded or rolled and stuffed with a mixture (as of seasoned meat, cheese, and lettuce)

Origin and Etymology of taco

Mexican Spanish


First Known Use: 1914


TACO Defined for English Language Learners

taco

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noun ta·co \ˈtä-(ˌ)kō\

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

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noun ta·co \ˈtä-kō\

Definition of taco for Students

plural

tacos

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


Learn More about taco

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


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