Meaning of churrasco in English:


Pronunciation /tʃʊˈraskəʊ/


mass noun
  • A South American dish of steak barbecued over a wood or charcoal fire.

    count noun ‘an Argentine churrasco of peppered rib-eye steak with bacon’
    • ‘As the dining public tries out new types of cuisine, whether it is Brazilian churrasco or Peruvian ceviche, they're likely to forego the usual Martini and inquire about traditional South American beverages.’
    • ‘Don't miss the Argentina-inspired churrasco of beef, a tender fillet served with a tangy chimichurri sauce (here made with basil instead of the usual parsley).’
    • ‘Their churrasco is fantastic, they have Brazilian beers and the music is great too.’
    • ‘His servants cooked up a delectable churrasco.’
    • ‘I fared better with the churrasco a la parrilla, a large, thinly sliced steak.’


South American Spanish, probably from Spanish dialect churrascar ‘to burn’, related to Spanish soccarar ‘to scorch’.