[ tawr-tee-uh-chip ]
/ tɔrˈti ə ˌtʃɪp /
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a snack chip, often triangular in shape, made from corn tortillas that are cut bite-sized or slightly larger and fried, or made directly from masa that is rolled, cut, and fried or baked.
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Origin of tortilla chip
First recorded in 1930–35
Words nearby tortilla chip
tortellini, tortfeasor, torticollis, tortile, tortilla, tortilla chip, Tortilla Flat, tortillon, tortious, tortoise, tortoise beetle
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How to use tortilla chip in a sentence
The notion to morph a specialty tortilla chip into a taco shell at first may sound like it would be a snap.Taste Sensation Innovation||September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tostitos (adj.)—acting in a cheesy and/or corny fashion, reminiscent of America's popular tortilla chip.The Real Jersey Dictionary, Vol. 3|Jaimie Etkin|March 24, 2011|DAILY BEAST