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Usually in plural In Mexican cuisine: a small dish served as an appetizer or as part of a main meal, or as a snack (often as street food).
1920s; earliest use found in Mexican Magazine. From Mexican Spanish antojito from Spanish antojo strong desire for something (13th cent.; from post-classical Latin ante oculum before one's eyes from classical Latin ante before + oculum, accusative of oculus eye: see oculus) + -ito, diminutive suffix.
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