fajita

[fah-hee-tuh, fuh‐]
noun
  1. a thin strip of marinated and grilled meat.
  2. 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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British Dictionary definitions for fajitas

fajitas

pl n
  1. a Mexican dish of soft tortillas wrapped around fried strips of meat, vegetables, etc

Word Origin for fajitas

Mexican Spanish
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Word Origin and History for fajitas

fajita

n.

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

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