taco

[ tah-koh; Spanish tah-kaw ]
/ ˈtɑ koʊ; Spanish ˈtɑ kɔ /

noun, plural ta·cos [tah-kohz; Spanish tah-kaws] /ˈtɑ koʊz; Spanish ˈtɑ kɔs/.

Mexican Cookery. an often crisply fried tortilla folded over and filled, as with seasoned chopped meat, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.

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Origin of taco

1930–35; < Mexican Spanish; Spanish: wadding, plug, probably of expressive origin
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British Dictionary definitions for taco

taco
/ (ˈtɑːkəʊ) /

noun plural -cos

Mexican cookery a tortilla folded into a roll with a filling and usually fried

Word Origin for taco

from Mexican Spanish, from Spanish: literally, a snack, a bite to eat
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