[ toh-stah-duh; Spanish taws-tah-thah ]
/ toʊˈstɑ də; Spanish tɔsˈtɑ ðɑ /
noun, plural tos·ta·das [toh-stah-duhz; Spanish taws-tah-thahs]. /toʊˈstɑ dəz; Spanish tɔsˈtɑ ðɑs/. Mexican Cooking.
a tortilla fried until crisp and usually topped with a variety of ingredients, as shredded meat or chicken, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese.
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Also tos·ta·do [toh-stah-doh]. /toʊˈstɑ doʊ/.
Origin of tostada
1935–40; <Mexican Spanish, noun use of past participle of Spanish tostar to toast1
Words nearby tostada
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Example sentences from the Web for tostada
You can eat Mexican and order something other than the tostada.
British Dictionary definitions for tostada
/ (tɒˈstɑːdə) /
noun plural -das or -dos
a crispy deep-fried tortilla topped with meat, cheese, and refried beans
Word Origin for tostada
Spanish, literally: toasted, past participle of tostar
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