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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News added that there were a mariachi band and a taco cart at his celebration. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gwyneth Paltrow Has a Sweet Birthday Message for Ex-Husband Chris Martin," 4 Mar. 2019 As Donaghy envisions that one, each racer would need to consume a taco after running each lap over a mile-long race. Joe Rice, BostonGlobe.com, "A runners’ club for one and all," 13 July 2018 There might be a reason that doctors don’t recommend eating a taco a day. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Downtown Orlando makes it easy to enjoy tacos every day," 28 June 2018 Bites include guac and chips ($7), $4 empanadas, and my fave — a $4.50 Buffalo cauliflower taco. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "Happy-hour pick: Bar Bombon," 26 June 2018 Virts because an amazing space photographer while aboard the ISS, while Cristoforetti taught us how to make a taco in space. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "ISS Expedition 43 Astronauts Return to Earth," 11 June 2015 Many of the big fast-food chains emerged at the same time, promoting items high in fat and salt, like burgers and tacos, which could be served at lightning speed and consumed that way, too. Jennifer Traig, WSJ, "The Making of the Picky Eater," 11 Jan. 2019 BelAir Cantina, the popular taco restaurant in Milwaukee, has released a follow-up statement and screen-grab from its surveillance cameras after Sunday night's controversy involving Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "BelAir Cantina: Entryway footage shows manager greeting Giannis," 23 Apr. 2018 The chicken in this delicious taco recipe is tossed with cocoa and cinnamon for a sweet take on everyone's favorite Tuesday night dish. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Chicken Mole Tacos," 17 Jan. 2019

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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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