[ choo r-oh; Spanish choor-raw ]
/ ˈtʃʊər oʊ; Spanish ˈtʃur rɔ /

noun, plural chur·ros [choo r-ohz; Spanish choor-raws] /ˈtʃʊər oʊz; Spanish ˈtʃur rɔs/. Mexican Cookery.

a long, slender, deep-fried pastry resembling a cruller.

Origin of churro

1885–90, Americanism; < Spanish, perhaps after dial. churro name for the inhabitants of the mountainous parts of Valencia (literally, a kind of coarse-wooled sheep), the approximate area where the pastry originated Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for churro

  • Lester stood among them, eating a churro in a piece of wax-paper.

    Makers|Cory Doctorow
  • 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