Definition of nachos in English:
plural noun (singular nacho)
- 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.
1940s: perhaps from Mexican Spanish Nacho, pet form of Ignacio, the first name of the chef credited with creating the dish. An alternative derivation is from Spanish nacho 'flat-nosed'.
A Mexican chef called Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Anaya is thought to have invented nachos, a snack consisting of small pieces of tortilla topped with melted cheese and spices, in the 1940s. An alternative origin could be the Spanish word nacho, which means ‘flat-nosed’.
- US English dictionary
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