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nacho

[nah-choh]
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noun, plural na·chos. Mexican Cookery.
  1. 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

1965–70; < Mexican Spanish; ulterior origin uncertain
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nacho

noun plural nachos
  1. Mexican cookery a snack consisting of a piece of tortilla topped with cheese, hot peppers, etc, and grilled
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n.

see nacho.

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nacho

n.

according to "The Dallas Morning News" [Oct. 22, 1995] and other sources, named for restaurant cook Ignacio Anaya, who invented the dish in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras in 1943.

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