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nacho

[ nah-choh ]
/ ˈnɑ tʃoʊ /
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noun, plural na·chos.Mexican Cooking.

a snack or appetizer consisting of a small piece of tortilla topped with cheese, hot peppers, etc., and broiled.

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Origin of nacho

First recorded in 1945–50; from Mexican Spanish Nacho, nickname for the male given name Ignacio, specifically, Ignacio Anaya, a Mexican chef who supposedly invented the dish in the mid-1940's
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British Dictionary definitions for nacho

nacho
/ (ˈnɑːtʃəʊ) /

noun plural nachos

Mexican cookery a snack consisting of a piece of tortilla topped with cheese, hot peppers, etc, and grilled
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