fajita

[ fah-hee-tuh, fuh‐ ]
/ fɑˈhi tə, fə‐ /

noun

a thin strip of marinated and grilled meat.
Usually fajitas. (used with a singular or plural verb) a Tex-Mex dish of these strips, served with tortillas, salsa, etc.

Nearby words

  1. faiyum, el,
  2. faiyûm,
  3. faizabad,
  4. faja,
  5. fajardo,
  6. fajitas,
  7. fake,
  8. fake book,
  9. fake news,
  10. fakeer

Origin of fajita

1975–80; < American Spanish fajita literally, little sash, diminutive of Spanish faja belt, strip, band (orig. dial. or < Catalan < Latin fascia fascia)

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Word Origin and History for fajita

fajita

n.

by 1979, from Spanish fajita, diminutive of faja "bandage, wrapper," from Latin fascia "band, bandage" (see fascia).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper