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

Definition of taco

: a crispy or soft corn or wheat tortilla that is folded or rolled and stuffed with a mixture (as of seasoned meat, cheese, and lettuce)

Examples of taco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s how Midjourney imagined a taco truck designed by Frank Gehry — 10/10 would eat. Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2022 Florida Senator Marco Rubio, whose parents came to the U.S. from Cuba, also poked fun at Biden's remarks by uploading a photo of a taco on Twitter. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 12 July 2022 Taking influence from her Latin roots and using food that is sourced close to the Yukon, chef Sibja's pork carnitas, arctic char, and avocado creations will fulfill your taco dreams and then some. Kimberly Lyn, Travel + Leisure, 19 June 2022 Plus, New York-style slices in Fairfax, a South L.A. taco truck lands a bricks-and-mortar location and more. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 15 June 2022 Todos is teaming up with Cochi's Taqueria taco truck, which will take up residence onsite in a few weeks, offering guests chef Victoria Elizondo's food (of Cochinita & Co fame). Megha Mcswain, Chron, 9 June 2022 Dress each taco with hot sauce and salsa, if using. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 When Suarez picked up his first career Cup victory, the Mexican driver celebrated by smashing a piñata shaped like a taco off the top of his Chevrolet, spilling candy all over the track surface at Sonoma Raceway. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 26 June 2022 Have a taco while sampling one of 35 local craft brews, listen and dance to live music, and play some vintage video games (Saturday only), all while raising money for Arc of SW Washington. oregonlive, 8 June 2022 See More

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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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5 Aug 2022

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“Taco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taco. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for taco


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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