Definition of churrasco in English:



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’
    • ‘His servants cooked up a delectable churrasco.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I fared better with the churrasco a la parrilla, a large, thinly sliced steak.’
    • ‘Their churrasco is fantastic, they have Brazilian beers and the music is great too.’


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