Definition of nacho in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈnatʃəʊ

noun (plural nachos)

A small piece of tortilla, typically topped with melted cheese and spices.
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  • Entrées come with mixed greens, soup, nachos or pasta salad.
  • By now, the fans have had their fill of burgers, fries, pizza, wings and nachos.
  • A dream come true for all junk-food lovers with pizzas, burgers, nachos and nuggets.


perhaps from Mexican Spanish Nacho, pet form of Ignacio, given name of the chef credited with creation of the dish. An alternative derivation is from Spanish nacho 'flat-nosed'.

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