[chim-ee-chahng-guh; Spanish chee-mee-chahng-gah] /ˌtʃɪm iˈtʃɑŋ gə; Spanish ˌtʃi miˈtʃɑŋ gɑ/

noun, plural chimichangas
[chim-ee-chahng-guh z; Spanish chee-mee-chahng-gahs] /ˌtʃɪm iˈtʃɑŋ gəz; Spanish ˌtʃi miˈtʃɑŋ gɑs/ (Show IPA). Mexican Cookery.
a crisp, often deep-fried tortilla containing a spicy filling of pork, chicken, etc., usually served as an appetizer with sour cream, green chili sauce, melted cheese, etc.

“deep-fried burrito,” by 1964; the thing and the name for it seem to have originated somewhere along the western U.S.-Mexico border (Arizona, Sonora), but beyond that all is obscure.


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