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chile con queso

or chil·i con que·so

[ chil-ee kon key-soh ]

noun

  1. a Tex-Mex dip of melted cheese with hot peppers, onion, and tomato, usually served as an appetizer with tortilla chips.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chile con queso1

First recorded in 1915–20; from Mexican Spanish: literally “chile with cheese”; chili ( def ), queso ( def )

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