Dictionary.com

fajita

[ fah-hee-tuh, fuh‐ ]
/ fɑˈhi tə, fə‐ /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…

Origin of fajita

First recorded in 1975–80; from Latin American Spanish: literally, “little sash,” diminutive of Spanish faja “belt, strip, band” (originally dialect or from Catalan ), from Latin fascia “band, bandage”

Words nearby fajita

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use fajita in a sentence

FEEDBACK