Definition of nacho in English:


Syllabification: na·cho
Pronunciation: /ˈnäCHō

noun (plural nachos)

A small crisp piece of a 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, nickname for 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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