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

Examples of taco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Sonoma Family Meal’s commercial kitchen, Irwin has seen the region’s chefs stream through to help prepare chicken noodle soup, pesto chicken and a taco bar. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area chefs rally to feed Kincade Fire evacuees and first responders," 29 Oct. 2019 The owners of Rodeo Mexican Grill have opened a build-your-own burrito/salad/bowl/taco bar called Rodeo Express. Los Angeles Times, "Straight outta Hokkaido, Baked Cheese Tart sets up shop in Century City," 1 Oct. 2019 At Sunday’s Brunch Village event, Smokehouse Tavern’s taco bar was likewise zoo. Michael Russell, oregonlive, "How to devour Feast Portland like a professional food writer," 3 Sep. 2019 The activities include a taco bar, beer and wine, an ’80s dance party, improv and ice cream sundaes (because what’s a slumber party without ice cream, right?). Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, "Opera San Jose celebrating ‘Amadeus’ at California Theatre," 1 Aug. 2019 For a unique dining experience, grab a kayak and some tacos at St. John’s floating taco bar, Lime Out. Anquanette Gaspard, Essence, "We Come To Fete! The Ultimate Guide To St. John Carnival," 27 June 2019 An evening cocktail crawl should begin at Insurgentes, a split-level taco bar with fruity Mexican drinks like the Güero, a libation made with reposado tequila, lemon, and grapefruit juice. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Chapinero Alto, the Williamsburg of Bogotá," 12 Apr. 2019 The breakout offering, though, has to be the food hall, called The Galley, which will have a bakery, taco bar, panini shop, sushi spot, and a 24-hour American-style diner. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "We Can't Handle How Good the Food Will Be on Virgin Voyages," 7 Nov. 2018 Drink options include beer and hard seltzer After sampling a bunch of barbecue or an especially spicy taco, a drink might be more than necessary. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "What to expect when the 2020 Street Eats Food Truck Festival rolls into Salt River Fields," 30 Jan. 2020

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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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18 Feb 2020

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“Taco.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tacos?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=t&file=taco0002. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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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