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churro

[ choor-oh; Spanish choor-raw ]
/ ˈtʃʊər oʊ; Spanish ˈtʃur rɔ /
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noun, plural chur·ros [choor-ohz; Spanish choor-raws]. /ˈtʃʊər oʊz; Spanish ˈtʃur rɔs/. Mexican Cooking.
a long, slender, deep-fried pastry resembling a cruller.
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Origin of churro

First recorded in 1925–30; from Spanish, perhaps after dialect churro (a kind of coarse-wooled sheep), the name for the inhabitants of the mountainous parts of Valencia, the approximate area where the pastry originated
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How to use churro in a sentence

  • This year there were no churros, none of the freedom to explore on their own, and no señoras to iron their underwear.

    Real Madrid|Margery Resnick|April 28, 2021|MIT Technology Review
  • I took my churro from the pretty granny and paid her, taking a couple of quick bites of the dough before I turned around.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
  • Lester stood among them, eating a churro in a piece of wax-paper.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
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