Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


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

  • n. A thick coiled fritter of fried dough.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fried pastry, typically eaten as a dessert and with chocolate beverage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The coarse-wooled Mexican sheep, used extensively in crossing with the merino, in Texas, northern Mexico, California, etc.


Spanish, perhaps from dialectal xurro, dirty, Valencian.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish churro. (Wiktionary)



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.