Definition of chimichanga in English:

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chimichanga

Pronunciation: /ˌCHimiˈCHäNGɡə/ /-ˈCHaNGɡə/

noun

A tortilla wrapped around a filling, typically of meat, and deep-fried.
Example sentences
  • We managed some restraint and resisted the deep-fried delights of the chimichanga - a tortilla filled with either beef, chicken or vegetables, served with guacamole and sour cream, of course.
  • She explains the difference between chimichangas, burritos, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas and fajitas.
  • He makes it clear that such Americanized Mexican items like San Francisco's steak burritos, San Diego's fish tacos and Tucson's chimichangas do not belong in this book and will not be discussed.

Origin

Mexican Spanish, literally 'trinket'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: chi·mi·chan·ga

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