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Definition of "taco" []

  • A corn tortilla folded around a filling such as ground meat or cheese. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "taco" in a sentence
  • "Although the term taco comes from a Spanish word meaning “light snack”, the taco itself had its origins in pre-Hispanic times, when the Aztecs and other groups in their empire, using corn tortillas much as Europeans used bread, rolled the tortillas or broke them into pieces to scoop up food."
  • "Some denizen of East Nowhere above asserts that “a taco is a hard shell corn tortilla folded in half w/refritos, beef, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes.”"
  • "That set off the activist group, a local branch of the Reform Immigration for America organization, which said that anytime someone texts the word "taco" to 69866, it will deliver a taco to the mayor on their behalf."