- 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.
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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Examples from the Web for fajitas
- a Mexican dish of soft tortillas wrapped around fried strips of meat, vegetables, etc
Word Origin and History for fajitas
by 1979, from Spanish fajita, diminutive of faja "bandage, wrapper," from Latin fascia "band, bandage" (see fascia).
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