chimichanga

[ chim-ee-chahng-guh; Spanish chee-mee-chahng-gah ]
/ ˌtʃɪm iˈtʃɑŋ gə; Spanish ˌtʃi miˈtʃɑŋ gɑ /

noun, plural chi·mi·chan·gas [chim-ee-chahng-guhz; Spanish chee-mee-chahng-gahs]. /ˌtʃɪm iˈtʃɑŋ gəz; Spanish ˌtʃi miˈtʃɑŋ gɑs/.

Mexican Cooking. a crisp, often deep-fried tortilla containing a spicy filling of pork, chicken, etc., usually served as an appetizer with sour cream, salsa, melted cheese, etc.

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Origin of chimichanga

First recorded in 1950–55; from Mexican Spanish (Veracruz, Tabasco) chimichanga, chivichanga “trinket, trifle,” of uncertain origin
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