taco

noun
ta·​co | \ ˈtä-(ˌ)kō \
plural tacos\ -​(ˌ)kōz \

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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Bring a hearty appetite and order one of the gigantic breakfast tacos served on homemade tortillas. Michelle Newman, San Antonio Express-News, "Where to eat, shop and sleep in Comfort," 11 June 2018 The very colorful slaw also is part of the portabello taco with roasted red and green peppers and lime ponzu sauce ($13) and as a side with baby back ribs ($17 or $23). Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Trail's Edge Brewing Company offers full menu, lots of craft beer options in downtown Frankfort," 16 May 2018 The crispy taco filled with tender barbacoa of beef tongue and topped with machaca (dried, shredded beef), was served in a rich beef broth, and not to be missed. Julia Sherman, Vogue, "Ceramics, Chilaquiles, and Micheladas: An Artist’s Guide to Guadalajara," 10 May 2018 Corn tortillas tend to break, and the best of the taco must be mopped up with a fork or with the hands. Andy Staples, SI.com, "The 2018 Draft's We-Told-You-So Team: College Stars the NFL Shouldn't Sleep On," 2 Apr. 2018 The vessel, usually a basket, is then carried to market where the tacos are sold. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This chef is turning your lunch hour into live taco food show," 23 Jan. 2018 Your appetite is whet by watching the chef masterly slicing the succulent pork right off the spit; the resulting taco does not disappoint. Olivia Abel, Country Living, "Weekend Getaway Guide: What to Do In Columbus, Ohio," 22 June 2017 After all, their story began after Wells slid into her DMs to ask her out on a taco date. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams Smooch on the Kiss Cam at a Lakers Game," 23 Dec. 2018 Serve, letting people make their own tacos by layering bacon, salsa, lettuce, spicy mayonnaise and avocado, if using, on tortillas. Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "The BLT gets a taco makeover," 28 Aug. 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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taco

noun

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.

taco

noun
ta·​co | \ ˈtä-kō \
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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