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cuchifrito

[ koo-chi-free-toh; Spanish koo-chee-free-taw ]
/ ˌku tʃɪˈfri toʊ; Spanish ˌku tʃiˈfri tɔ /
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noun, plural cu·chi·fri·tos [koo-chi-free-tohz; Spanish koo-chee-free-taws]. /ˌku tʃɪˈfri toʊz; Spanish ˌku tʃiˈfri tɔs/.

a small, deep-fried cube of pork, usually from the ear, tail, or stomach.

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Origin of cuchifrito

First recorded in 1960–65; from American Spanish cuchí “pig,” from Spanish cochino “pig,” from the exclamation coch, used to drive or summon pigs + frito “fried” (see fry1)
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