Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A spicy pork sausage seasoned especially with garlic.

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  • noun A spicy Spanish sausage flavoured with paprika.

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  • noun a spicy Spanish pork sausage

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish.]

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From Spanish chorizo.

Examples

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  • An unusual pronunciation seems to have arisen in Britain: tʃəˈrɪtsəʊ, as if influenced by 'pizza'. (But why the short i?) I've heard it often enough now that I can say this is the usual pronunciation, at least in my bit of London. The Spanish would normally give tʃəˈriːθəʊ in English, which is how I say it, or at least tʃəˈriːzəʊ or tʃəˈriːsəʊ.

    March 2, 2009

  • Hmm. I've heard it most commonly pronounced "chor-EE-zo." Without the pizza effect.

    (Apologies if I read your phonetics wrong.)

    March 2, 2009