[buh-ree-toh; Spanish boor-ree-taw]
- a tortilla folded over a filling, as of ground beef, grated cheese, or refried beans.
Origin of burrito
1940–45; < Mexican Spanish (Guerrero): stuffed taco, Spanish: young donkey, foal, equivalent to burr(o) burro + -ito diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for burrito
The NRA supports the open carry of guns in cafes, burrito shops, and the produce aisle.The NRA’s Twisted List for Santa
December 23, 2014
In theory, a breakfast taco or burrito can contain all the basic food groups: grains, vegetables, protein, some dairy.Can This Waffle Save America?
August 8, 2013
And as she munched on her dairy-free Sofritas burrito, she realized that as much as anything she was probably missing that stuff.Chipotle's New Vegan Burrito: Meh
July 31, 2013
It costs about $5, compared to $8 or more for a burrito bowl from Chipotle.Can This Taco Save America?
March 12, 2013
I'm not sure what it is, but it kind of sounds like my teenage boys' room after burrito night.No Cash for You, Kentucky
February 15, 2011
She kissed me then, and I kissed her back, and it was some time before we went out for that burrito.
As soon as we sat down, she unrolled her burrito and took a little bottle out of her purse.
She aimed it at her burrito's exposed guts and misted them with a fine red oily spray.
She rolled the burrito up as carefully as a stoner rolling up a joint, tucking the ends in, then re-wrapping it in tinfoil.
He had a burrito the size of a football for breakfast, stuffed with shredded pig-parts and two kinds of sloppy beans.Makers</p>
- Mexican cookery a tortilla folded over a filling of minced beef, chicken, cheese, or beans
C20: from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: literally, a young donkey
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Word Origin and History for burrito
Mexican food dish, 1934, from Spanish, literally "little burro" (see burro).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper